Robbie LaFleur

Category Archives: Rya

Halv-flossa Sightings

As a rya fan, I love all variations of woven pile, including halv-flossa, which is a pile weave that doesn’t cover the whole woven base.  It’s popular in Norway, and … Continue reading

October 31, 2017 · 1 Comment

Co-Curators Pop-Up Show: Robbie LaFleur

Note:  This was posted on the blog of the Scandinavian Weavers Study Group, as part of a series of posts about the current exhibit at Norway House, “Traditional Norwegian Textiles: … Continue reading

August 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Kirsti Ilvessalo: An Inspring Artist in Rya

Some random rya for a summer day… A while back, while searching for the work of another textile artist, I ran across an interesting Danish auction site, Bruun Rasmussen. The Carpets … Continue reading

July 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

Improvising with the Colors of Winter

Leftover warp on the loom is an opportunity for play and exploration; this week the theme was texture.  I began to work with shades of white, and then switched to … Continue reading

February 29, 2016 · 1 Comment

Rya and Tapestry

I posted information about marvelous weavings on the Scandinavian Weavers Study Group blog today.  Our group had a wonderful meeting in October, when we visited the home of one of … Continue reading

November 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Chicken Wire Ryas

You know how sometimes an off-hand idea turns into a time-sucking project?  I had no idea I would spend so much time tying knots over chicken wire in the past … Continue reading

November 17, 2015 · 3 Comments

An Eight-Pointed Star in Rya

Finally, the loom is clear and I am ready to dismantle it and take it to the studio in the Casket Arts Building.  This banded rya piece was just the … Continue reading

October 22, 2015 · 5 Comments

Another Munch-Inspired Rya

My Skrik rya is part of an exhibit in the Community Gallery of the American Swedish Institute this summer.  The ryas of a number of local weavers complement the fabulous … Continue reading

July 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

It’s Not a Comment About Work, Most Days

So says Margaret LaFleur. My Munch-inspired rya is at home for the time being in my daughter’s office in Nolte Hall at the University of Minnesota. Within minutes of its … Continue reading

February 28, 2014 · Leave a comment