Robbie LaFleur

Monthly Archives: December, 2015

Norwegian Tech-Style Letter?

Finally, the new issue of the Norwegian Textile Letter is out!  This is a non-textile weaving post, but it supports one of my strong beliefs.  If you can’t figure something … Continue reading

December 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Handmade Christmas Card – Sort Of

Checking with family members last night, I discovered that a Christmas card, delivered via the post office, can’t even make it across two miles of Minneapolis in three days.  Really? … Continue reading

December 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

Gifts, and a Gift of Confidence

After the Weavers Guild Fiber Fair, I remarked to my friend Kala Exworthy that I was disappointed that there weren’t enough bamboo socks for sale — no adult ones that … Continue reading

December 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Animal Prints – Always a Good Choice

I was stuffing a pillow made with a handwoven piece and a commercial leopard-print back, and thought about how I’ve always loved animal prints.  Here, for a Christmas throwback, I remember … Continue reading

December 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Every Day an Experiment

Last week I played with a skein of paper yarn I bought in Finland.  Shiny!  I loved the gold strand twined with white paper.  I found some gold thread in … Continue reading

December 9, 2015 · 3 Comments

Margaret’s First Weaving

Given all the years that my daughter Margaret has been in proximity to looms and a weaver, it’s remarkable that last Saturday marked her first weaving adventure.  We took a … Continue reading

December 8, 2015 · 1 Comment

Charlotte and the Tree

“Charlotte, would you sit by the tree on the new Christmas tree skirt?”  She obliged!  My one Christmas project this year was for my daughter-in-law Maggie and her husband Matt … Continue reading

December 7, 2015 · 3 Comments

The Tapestries of Lila Nelson: Poetry, Myth, and Protest

If Lila Nelson was here during these dark days of assault weapons in Paris, tragic gun death by police in Minneapolis, and the armed couple in California, the horrific events … Continue reading

December 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

About the Same Cost as a Piano

I wove a beautiful runner on the Megado computerized loom at the Weavers Guild today. When I showed the photo to my husband and told him how much fun it … Continue reading

December 4, 2015 · Leave a comment