Robbie LaFleur

Monthly Archives: November, 2016

Humble Rag Rugs, Dense with Story

An exhibit of “Historical Scandinavian Textiles,” a loose title, is now up in the gallery spaces at the Weavers Guild of Minnesota.  The show is of woven pieces owned by … Continue reading

November 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Warp-Weighted Loom Weights

I mentioned previously that I obtained a whole bag of trampoline weights that my neighbor was discarding.  They weighed nine ounces, so I used cement to make them close to 500 … Continue reading

November 18, 2016 · 4 Comments

A Big Ball of Yarn – You’ll Like It!

My antique dealer sister from Ohio came to visit my studio this week; she always brings interesting estate-sale finds.  This time it was a candelabra made from an old rag … Continue reading

November 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Rosepath or Footballs? Pick a Side.

I wrote this article about last month’s Rag Rug Interest Group meeting for the Weavers Guild of Minnesota newsletter, The Draft, and for the website. I feel the need … Continue reading

November 12, 2016 · 1 Comment

No Protection

A new weaving.  Guns, targets, and Xs I wish could symbolize a decrease in guns available, a decrease in the gun culture.  The world feels more precarious now, with an election … Continue reading

November 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

And Now for the Weights

After more than a year, I put up my beautiful warp-weighted loom. Now for the weights.  A gathering of Weavers Guild board members at my house last night served as … Continue reading

November 5, 2016 · 5 Comments

Relishing Rutevev – From Afar

After viewing photos from a fabulous exhibit of Nordhordaland-type rutevev coverlets on a Facebook post, I asked the photographer if I could share them with out Scandinavian Weavers Study Group.  … Continue reading

November 2, 2016 · Leave a comment