Robbie LaFleur

The Swedish Hanging Moves to Rochester

Last year I wove a two-section long hanging; it looked Swedish to me.

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“Balancing Act, 2016″ 42″ x 63” Cotton fabric weft with Swedish inlay technique. 

I gave it to my daughter-in-law and son-in-law Maggie and Matt for Christmas, because they had a spot in their house that seemed perfect, and in need of a weaving. It now hangs above the stairway up to the main level of their home.

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The tan-ish wall color seems custom-chosen, as it sparks the indigo blues of the bands perfectly.

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We had such a fun day yesterday; it also included sleigh rides sponsored by the History Center of Olmsted County.  I was so grateful to all of the generous horse owners who brought their horses and sleighs/wagons for the perfect afternoon.  It made me resolve to do more weaving demonstrations, to share a bit of my knowledge that others might enjoy — even if a loom and yarn doesn’t hold the same appeal as a 2500 pound black percheron or perky Norwegian fjord horses!

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2 comments on “The Swedish Hanging Moves to Rochester

  1. Nanna
    February 5, 2017

    Beautiful! The pinks and blues are definitely Swedish1

  2. Laila
    March 1, 2017

    Funny, they don’t look Swedish to me but at the same time they do. Like you gave been inspierd by some swedish raghangings and made your version of it – just as it should be ☺

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This entry was posted on February 5, 2017 by in Rag Rugs, Scandinavian Weaving, Uncategorized, weaving.
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