Robbie LaFleur

Category Archives: Versterheim Norwegian American Museum

A Star Becomes a Spaceship

It’s less than a month until I teach the billedvev workshop at Vesterheim, and my stack of samples is growing. Last week I started a narrow piece, beginning with a … Continue reading

August 19, 2017 · 1 Comment

Bemidji

Going to my cousin Gretchen Carew’s cabin in Bemidji is like traveling to a museum of my life and childhood.  I’ve seen the same fish above the flagstone fireplace since … Continue reading

July 25, 2017 · 1 Comment

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

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

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

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

Danskbrogd Instruction

A weaving friend, responding to a Facebook photo of my current piece on the loom, asked where she could learn how to weave danskbrogd.  Happily, there are resources in two … Continue reading

January 29, 2017 · 2 Comments

The Fondest of Farewells – Thank You, Lila!

A celebration of Lila’s life was held at the Textile Center auditorium on June 25, 2015, a wonderful and warm event made possible by MANY of her friends pitching in.  … Continue reading

June 26, 2015 · 1 Comment