Robbie LaFleur

Monthly Archives: March, 2017

Mary Zicafoose Workshop, Finishing Up

We learned Mary’s ikat weft dyeing technique and made manageable 12″ wide pieces. While the dye-resist wrapping took us a couple of hours, Mary and her assistants might wrap for … Continue reading

March 30, 2017 · 1 Comment

Ikat Dyeing Workshop, Day Two

On day two of Mary Zicafoose’s workshop, the students headed to their looms to weave in the dyed weft. It was tricky!  Would our wefts correctly match the width of … Continue reading

March 27, 2017 · 2 Comments

Ikat Dyeing with Mary Zicafoose, Day One

In a weekend workshop with Mary Zicafoose, nine lucky weavers tried their hands creating small pieces with her signature weft-faced ikat form of tapestry. Here’s my step-by-step during this amazing opportunity. To … Continue reading

March 26, 2017 · 1 Comment

Some Krokbragd Inspiration

update!  Alert Swedish blog reader Laila pointed out that she is not familiar with krokbragd, but figured out quickly via Google that it is the same as burden rosengång.  Of course … Continue reading

March 17, 2017 · 4 Comments

A New Weaving, and Red Bits for the Birds

I finished my fourth danskbrogd piece; the third was monochromatic, and I felt the need to move to COLOR.  “Purple is good,” my painter studio neighbor suggested.  And since I … Continue reading

March 10, 2017 · 2 Comments

Tapestry Food Quiz

A few weeks ago I spent a magical day looking at many tapestries from the storeroom of the Vesterheim Norwegian American Museum. I’m planning which ones I will use in … Continue reading

March 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

My Weaving BFF from the 1800s

While weaving this monochromatic danskbrogd hanging, I thought about privilege and luck – my own, specifically.  My inspiration piece is a coverlet made in Norway in the 1800s; I loved … Continue reading

March 3, 2017 · 5 Comments

You’ll Know Where My Studio Is Now

A while back I experimented with using fabric strips for rya, on a chicken wire backing. It resulted in a fun group project done at the American Swedish Institute and … Continue reading

March 3, 2017 · 1 Comment