Robbie LaFleur

Category Archives: Swedish weaving

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

Pick up some Rugs in Denmark?

I love looking at the modern design auctions of the Danish company Bruun Rasmussen.  There are a couple of lovely Swedish rugs up now, with beautiful details and lovely nuances … Continue reading

September 25, 2017 · 1 Comment

Fun with my Friend Phyllis; Examining a Barbro Nilsson Weaving

On a lovely summer day last month, a new donated weaving to the American Swedish Institute meant another opportunity for weaving immersion with Phyllis Waggoner: admiring, deconstructing, examining, figuring out … Continue reading

September 21, 2017 · 1 Comment

A Busy Loom at the Weavers Guild

Our Scandinavian Weavers Study Group is in the midst of a group project at the Weavers Guild.  We put a fine linen warp for dukagång on a Glimåkra loom.  Everyone … Continue reading

April 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Happy Valentines Day

In answer to Rebecca Mezoff’s thoughts about weaving a heart instead of fretting about the current world of politics, I flipped over my pipe loom, on which I had just … Continue reading

February 15, 2017 · 2 Comments

“Scientific” Dishcloth Experiment

At a meeting of the linen discussion group in December, Phyllis Waggoner told about an article in a recent issue of Vav Magazine  about a group of women who weave … Continue reading

February 3, 2017 · 3 Comments

Cold War Piece – Weaving Notes

This was the first time I’ve woven this sort of pattern weave back-side-up. When weaving Norwegian Vestfold pieces, I always wanted the right side up so I could clearly see … Continue reading

February 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

So Why Not Weave an Atomic Bomb?

So why not weave an atomic bomb? Generations ago, Scandinavian weavers created symbol-rich hangings, coverlets and cushion covers.  It’s an academic exercise these days to parse out the designs in … Continue reading

February 23, 2016 · 4 Comments


I am madly trying to finish a Swedish art weave piece before Sunday.  When I arrived early at the studio today I was greeted by these distractions.  Nellie and Ginger … Continue reading

February 19, 2016 · Leave a comment