Robbie LaFleur

Category Archives: Rag Rugs

From Mystery Ball to a Home for the Wild Thing

Last year my sister Terry was excited to give me a big ball of yarn, “already-woven yarn;” she was sure I would like it. It was a dense, heavy ball … Continue reading

August 14, 2017 · 4 Comments

April First Thursday at the Casket Arts Building

This Thursday is the monthly “First Thursday” open house at the Casket Arts Building.  I’m in Studio 316.  This would be a good month to stop by – there will … Continue reading

April 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Swedish Hanging Moves to Rochester

Last year I wove a two-section long hanging; it looked Swedish to me. I gave it to my daughter-in-law and son-in-law Maggie and Matt for Christmas, because they had a … Continue reading

February 5, 2017 · 2 Comments

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

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. http://www.weaversguildmn.org. I feel the need … Continue reading

November 12, 2016 · 1 Comment

Nedra’s Pretty (Darn Sturdy) Rag Rug Hem

When a blog reader of my previous post asked if I could elaborate on Nedra Granquist’s rag rug hemming instructions, I thought I should contact Nedra and ask her permission.  … Continue reading

July 13, 2016 · 1 Comment

Balancing Act, 2016

Although it was not my intention ahead of time, the piece just off my loom has a Swedish feel.  When I moved yarn from my house to the studio at … Continue reading

February 1, 2016 · 4 Comments