Robbie LaFleur

Category Archives: Warp weighted loom

Warp-Weighted Loom Weights

I mentioned previously that I obtained a whole bag of trampoline weights that my neighbor was discarding.  They weighed nine ounces, so I used cement to make them close to 500 … Continue reading

November 18, 2016 · 4 Comments

And Now for the Weights

After more than a year, I put up my beautiful warp-weighted loom. Now for the weights.  A gathering of Weavers Guild board members at my house last night served as … Continue reading

November 5, 2016 · 5 Comments

Follow-up to the Norwegian Weaving Lecture

This weekend I gave a seminar, Overview of Norwegian Weaving, at the Midwest Weavers Conference in St. Paul.  Whew!  I am so happy it is done.  Hopefully I imparted interesting … Continue reading

June 22, 2015 · 2 Comments

Before and After; A Rya Makeover

Only people who have struggled with after-the-fact inadequacies in their weaving will care about this post and my struggle to fix this piece, “Icelandic Crosses.” I thought I had finished … Continue reading

October 25, 2013 · 1 Comment

Marta and the Potato Analogy

As a weaving instructor, Marta Kløve Juuhl is energetic and supportive and creative.  She taught two classes at Vesterheim this summer and she created a class climate that was conducive … Continue reading

August 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Enthusiastic Norwegians

I picked up Marta Kløve Juuhl and her friend Sigrid Skeiseide at the Minneapolis airport on July 10, and hosted them overnight before a Vesterheim volunteer drove them to Decorah. … Continue reading

August 8, 2013 · Leave a comment