Robbie LaFleur

Monthly Archives: February, 2016

Improvising with the Colors of Winter

Leftover warp on the loom is an opportunity for play and exploration; this week the theme was texture.  I began to work with shades of white, and then switched to … Continue reading

February 29, 2016 · 1 Comment

A Common Thread 2016 – My Piece

This is the final week of  “A Common Thread 2016,” the Textile Center of Minnesota’s annual member show.  What a great organization.  What a amazing amount of fabulous textiles in … Continue reading

February 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Cold War Piece – Weaving Notes

This was the first time I’ve woven this sort of pattern weave back-side-up. When weaving Norwegian Vestfold pieces, I always wanted the right side up so I could clearly see … Continue reading

February 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

So Why Not Weave an Atomic Bomb?

So why not weave an atomic bomb? Generations ago, Scandinavian weavers created symbol-rich hangings, coverlets and cushion covers.  It’s an academic exercise these days to parse out the designs in … Continue reading

February 23, 2016 · 4 Comments


I am madly trying to finish a Swedish art weave piece before Sunday.  When I arrived early at the studio today I was greeted by these distractions.  Nellie and Ginger … Continue reading

February 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

No Weaving, a Little Sewing this Week

My talkative, sweet, three-year-old granddaughter Cora was with me for the past week.  She is flying back to Vermont today with my son Joe, and  I am excited to return … Continue reading

February 8, 2016 · 1 Comment

Balancing Act, 2016

Although it was not my intention ahead of time, the piece just off my loom has a Swedish feel.  When I moved yarn from my house to the studio at … Continue reading

February 1, 2016 · 4 Comments