Robbie LaFleur

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In Norway, You Don’t Look for Krokbragd Weavings; They Find You

Of the many interesting stops on the Vesterheim 2017 Textile Tour, none had a particular focus on krokbragd, a popular type of Norwegian weave structure.  Yet… they keep showing up. … Continue reading

June 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Stroll Through Kristiansand Museum with Me

Our Textile Tour group visited the Kristiansand Museum and enjoyed a wonderful presentation and tour of old buildings with Tonje Tjøtte. She apologized immediately for her bunad (folk costume). “Today I … Continue reading

June 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

A Spelsau Sheep Day: Photo Essay

On a beautiful Sunday morning in Kristiansand, our Textile Tour group took the ferry to Bragdøy, a five-minute ride away.  This trip was the polar opposite of our ferry ride … Continue reading

June 18, 2017 · 1 Comment

Hørvævmuseet, for Linen Lovers

I wish that so many of my linen-loving weaving friends could have been with me at Hørvævmuseet, a linen weaving museum in the heart of Denmark.  The museum is staffed by … Continue reading

June 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Getting Fancy, 1800s Danish Farmhouse Style

Jytte Harboesgaard gave a wonderful tour at Greve Museum today.  She focused on white-on-white embroidered linens, and showed how they were displayed in an 1800s prosperous Danish farmhouse.  They were … Continue reading

June 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Hedebo Embroidery at the Greve Museum, Denmark

There are no days-long courses as part of the Vesterheim Textile Tour this year, only a couple of mini-courses.  The first was at Greve Museum, south of Copenhagen, in beautiful … Continue reading

June 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Pancakes at Copenhagen City Hall

On June 14, I had the great honor of attending an opening reception for an exhibit at the Copenhagen City Hall, “København 850 år,” the guest of Ulrikka Mokdad, a … Continue reading

June 15, 2017 · 1 Comment

The Most Charming Weaving Instructions Ever

The new issue of the Norwegian Textile Letter is up! It includes two tapestry articles: a history of Norwegian tapestry by Unn Sønju, and an article by Unn about her influences … Continue reading

June 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

Traditional Norwegian Weaving: American Reboot

There’s going to be a great exhibit this year at Norway House.  The idea began with Claire Selkurt, who is on the exhibitions committee for Norway House, and it developed … Continue reading

June 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

A Norwegian (Male) Damask Weaver

My friend Annemor Sundbø is a constant source of interesting films.  Recently she posted a TV interview from 1970 with a male damask weaver from Steinsland on Sotra, an island west … Continue reading

May 30, 2017 · 1 Comment