Robbie LaFleur

Monthly Archives: March, 2012

Rules – There are no Rules

The “brudekant,” or bride’s edge, on the edge of sheepskin coverlets, can vary in width and look very different depending on the type of fleece used.  My notes from the … Continue reading

March 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

Sew Love Into Your Coverlet (Painfully)

As a follow-up to my previous post about sewing a textile to a sheepskin I asked Jan Mostrom, who attended Britt Solheim’s class on skinnfell-making in Norway, about the thread … Continue reading

March 25, 2012 · 3 Comments

Adding a Textile to a Skinnfell

A fellow weaver posted a question to the national Scanweave email list this week, asking for guidance on attaching a textile to a sheepskin backing.  I can help a bit, … Continue reading

March 24, 2012 · 3 Comments

Things Organized Neatly (The Warping Reel)

Last night the MN House of Representatives debated the tax bill on the floor into the evening. It seemed like winding a warp for the Scream rya would be a … Continue reading

March 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

Annemor, You’ll Like This

Spring has come amazingly early to Minneapolis, and it makes me want to take a road trip.  Several years ago my friend Annemor Sundbø was visiting from Norway and our … Continue reading

March 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Plans for the Next Scream Weaving

I’m still at work creating  Edvard Munch’s Skrik image in various textile techniques.  Next up: Scream in rya.  The piece will be large, 31″ by 49″.  Because the image is … Continue reading

March 18, 2012 · 2 Comments