Robbie LaFleur

Category Archives: Second-hand textiles

More Historical Krokbragd Inspiration

The Osterøy museum sold a fabulous krokbragd book, Åklebragder fra Jondal og kring Folgefonna by Kristi Skintveit.  It’s a fabulous combination of textile history, weaving drafts, and inspiring photos.  Here … Continue reading

June 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

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. I feel the need … Continue reading

November 12, 2016 · 1 Comment

Charlotte and the Tree

“Charlotte, would you sit by the tree on the new Christmas tree skirt?”  She obliged!  My one Christmas project this year was for my daughter-in-law Maggie and her husband Matt … Continue reading

December 7, 2015 · 3 Comments

My Blanket and Best Wishes are Going to Pakistan

During a recent visit to the Denver Art Museum, my favorite work was a totem-pole-like tower of blankets created by artist Marie Watt.  It was dramatic at a distance, displayed among … Continue reading

October 18, 2015 · 3 Comments

Drying the Dishes Will Remind Me of Prague

When traveling I seek out interesting textiles in flea markets and second-hand stores.  Many of the dishtowels in our kitchen drawer are linen calendars from places I have visited, or … Continue reading

September 5, 2013 · Leave a comment