Robbie LaFleur

Category Archives: Tapestry

Tapestry Food Quiz

A few weeks ago I spent a magical day looking at many tapestries from the storeroom of the Vesterheim Norwegian American Museum. I’m planning which ones I will use in … Continue reading

March 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Have You Heard of a Galloon?

What could be more fun than looking at tapestries with a textile conservator? I visited Beth McLaughlin in her conservation lab at the Midwest Art Conservation Center recently, ostensibly to … Continue reading

February 16, 2017 · 1 Comment

We are Freaking Out Our Foreign Friends

I love following the activities and projects of many weavers around the world via Facebook,  particularly tapestry weavers.  How fun to read that Rachel Hine, talented tapestry weaver from Australia, is … Continue reading

February 1, 2017 · 1 Comment

Brita Been Tapestries Exhibited in Skien, Norway

A love/hate quandary: I love the fact I know about exhibits of wonderful Norwegian textile artists, hate the fact I can’t just GO TO THEM. Brita Breen is a Norwegian … Continue reading

January 27, 2017 · 2 Comments

Small Tapestry, A Big Crowd

I’ve been spending time making samples for my upcoming workshop on Norwegian tapestry (billedvev), testing different setts and yarns to plan for the best combination for the class project.  Last week, … Continue reading

January 25, 2017 · 2 Comments

The Non-Golf Part of Vacation

Maine vacation: Golf and granddaughters, but always time for some textiles, too. It was great to visit Barbara Burns.

August 9, 2016 · 4 Comments

Tapestry Testing: Hair, not Horns!

I’ve long planned to weave a medieval Norwegian tapestry replica of sorts, one with a large red or blue horse. They are so charming.  In my piece (previous discussed here) … Continue reading

July 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Textile Center Garage Sale: Norwegian Tapestry Cards (yes) and Sunbonnet Girls (no)

At the Textile Center of Minnesota garage sale in April, my best find was a set of cards depicting medieval Norwegian tapestries.  They must have been languishing in someone’s cupboard … Continue reading

June 19, 2016 · 6 Comments

Scandinavian Weavers RED Show – The Pieces

The Scandinavian Weavers’ RED Show will be up in the Community Gallery at the Textile Center of Minnesota until June 25.  If you can’t attend in person, you can now … Continue reading

June 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Edwin, Back from the Great War

My great-uncle Edwin Marine Wurden served in World War I and returned home to farm for many years in East Grand Forks, Minnesota.  He’s the latest in my series of … Continue reading

March 21, 2016 · Leave a comment