Robbie LaFleur

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Some Krokbragd Inspiration

update!  Alert Swedish blog reader Laila pointed out that she is not familiar with krokbragd, but figured out quickly via Google that it is the same as burden rosengång.  Of course … Continue reading

March 17, 2017 · 4 Comments

A New Weaving, and Red Bits for the Birds

I finished the second danskbrogd piece on my loom; the first was monochromatic, and I felt the need to move to COLOR.  “Purple is good,” my painter studio neighbor suggested.  … Continue reading

March 10, 2017 · 2 Comments

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

My Weaving BFF from the 1800s

While weaving this monochromatic danskbrogd hanging, I thought about privilege and luck – my own, specifically.  My inspiration piece is a coverlet made in Norway in the 1800s; I loved … Continue reading

March 3, 2017 · 5 Comments

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

Woven Red Stars Abound

February 25, 2017 · 1 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

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

Billedvev Class Prep

I am teaching a three-day workshop on Norwegian billedvev (tapestry, or literally, “picture weaving”) at the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum on September 14-17. Details here. One piece of my year-long preparation … Continue reading

February 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Swedish Hanging Moves to Rochester

Last year I wove a two-section long hanging; it looked Swedish to me. I gave it to my daughter-in-law and son-in-law Maggie and Matt for Christmas, because they had a … Continue reading

February 5, 2017 · 2 Comments