Robbie LaFleur

Monthly Archives: October, 2016


I was feeling completely hopeless as a seamstress after my attempt to make Margaret’s wedding dress.  The test dress (thank goodness I didn’t start right in on the $60/yard Chantilly … Continue reading

October 27, 2016 · 3 Comments

Channeling Color

This afternoon I was editing the upcoming American Tapestry Alliance newsletter, barely squeezing the laptop onto a desk of Swedish yarn. I’m completing a test piece in anticipation of a … Continue reading

October 21, 2016 · 3 Comments

Featherweight Fleece Slippers

I attended the Federation 2016 retreat this weekend, as the keynote speaker (From Virgins to Spaceships: A Visual Voyage through Norwegian Tapestry), an instructor (Scandinavian Fringe Embellishments), and a student.  … Continue reading

October 10, 2016 · 2 Comments


I’ve seen photos of beautiful gloves  with kavelfrans sewn in an X pattern, so I thought I would try something similar; in this case, the piece will likely be on … Continue reading

October 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Scandinavian Fringe Embellishments

Federation 2016, a weaving retreat in Alexandria, Minnesota, is coming up this weekend.  I am giving the keynote talk on Friday evening, “From Virgins to Spaceships: A Visual Voyage Through … Continue reading

October 4, 2016 · 3 Comments