Robbie LaFleur

Monthly Archives: September, 2017

But What was on the Floor?

During the recent “Traditional Norwegian Weaving: American Reboot” exhibit, I gave a tour to a Norway House board member, Kris Walseth, and fifteen of her friends.  They were a great … Continue reading

September 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Pick up some Rugs in Denmark?

I love looking at the modern design auctions of the Danish company Bruun Rasmussen.  There are a couple of lovely Swedish rugs up now, with beautiful details and lovely nuances … Continue reading

September 25, 2017 · 1 Comment

Krokbragd Piece in the Vesterheim Auction

One of the series of krokbragd pieces that I wove after translating an article about a traditional pattern in Gudbrandsdal is available through the annual online benefit auction for the … Continue reading

September 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Fun with my Friend Phyllis; Examining a Barbro Nilsson Weaving

On a lovely summer day last month, a new donated weaving to the American Swedish Institute meant another opportunity for weaving immersion with Phyllis Waggoner: admiring, deconstructing, examining, figuring out … Continue reading

September 21, 2017 · 1 Comment

Dora Jung Pop-Up Exhibit — Attempt #2

(Forgive my first, incomplete, now-deleted post; some formatting issues are mystifying today.) If you are in Minneapolis, this weekend there is a terrific opportunity to see the work of a … Continue reading

September 19, 2017 · 1 Comment

More about the Billedvev Course

Boy, the formatting of the email version of the billedvev course post went crazy!  Please read it online by clicking on the title, to see the photos in the right … Continue reading

September 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Billedvev Workshop at Vesterheim

I had the great good fortune to teach a seminar at the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum last week, “Billedvev (Norwegian Tapestry Weaving).” Since it was the first time I taught this … Continue reading

September 19, 2017 · 1 Comment

Is Your Man Freezing?

I’m decompressing for the day after teaching a four day workshop on Norwegian Billedvev (tapestry) at Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum. My friend Annemor Sundbø shared a funny video from the Norwegian … Continue reading

September 18, 2017 · 2 Comments

State Fair 2017: Wolf Fur, a Linen Weaving Tip, and Purple

To start my annual Minnesota State Fair adventure, I walked quite a ways from my car, crossing the fairgrounds and walking through some animal barns.  A morning dose of interesting … Continue reading

September 5, 2017 · Leave a comment