Robbie LaFleur

Category Archives: Dyeing

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

Woven Red Stars Abound

February 25, 2017 · 1 Comment

A Handmade Christmas Card – Sort Of

Checking with family members last night, I discovered that a Christmas card, delivered via the post office, can’t even make it across two miles of Minneapolis in three days.  Really? … Continue reading

December 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

Gifts, and a Gift of Confidence

After the Weavers Guild Fiber Fair, I remarked to my friend Kala Exworthy that I was disappointed that there weren’t enough bamboo socks for sale — no adult ones that … Continue reading

December 23, 2015 · Leave a comment