Robbie LaFleur

Monthly Archives: October, 2013

“Half a Hernmarck” is a Great Goal

I posted recently about finishing a small test piece in Helena Hernmarck’s unique tapestry technique.  Christopher Allsworth commented about his admiration for Helena’s work and said, “Hope your test piece … Continue reading

October 31, 2013 · 1 Comment

A Tiny Step Forward

Last summer I had the great pleasure of attending a workshop with Helena Hernmarck at the American Swedish Institute.  By the end of class we learned the language of her … Continue reading

October 28, 2013 · 2 Comments

Before and After; A Rya Makeover

Only people who have struggled with after-the-fact inadequacies in their weaving will care about this post and my struggle to fix this piece, “Icelandic Crosses.” I thought I had finished … Continue reading

October 25, 2013 · 1 Comment

One Lifetime

I noticed this display when my sister Barbara and I visited the American Swedish Institute recently.  We BOTH needed to capture it with a cell phone shot.  After all, it’s … Continue reading

October 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mink Pillow

After seeing a pillow using strips of fleece as weft in Finland this summer, I experimented with the concept, using uncut strips of thick sheep fleece.  (See the results in … Continue reading

October 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Happy Birthday Margaret!

My birthday precedes my daughter’s by one week.  I’ll admit it; when it’s Mother’s Day or my birthday I check her blog to see if I am mentioned.  Even when … Continue reading

October 2, 2013 · Leave a comment