Robbie LaFleur

Category Archives: Rag Rugs

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