Robbie LaFleur

Category Archives: Warp weighted loom

A Monster Weaving and Warp-Weighted Looms at the Osterøy Museum

The morning visit of our textile tour group to the Osterøy Museum was filled with warp-weighted loom inspiration, just as I expected. I saw the seat-belt-strap “Monster Weaving” in person, … Continue reading

June 25, 2017 · Leave a 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

Varafeldur, Part 4: One Step Forward, One Step Back

Melba wrote to me today and asked how my weaving was going; had I run out of handspun yarn yet?  She has much more beautiful yarn ready. Unfortunately, I am … Continue reading

May 6, 2017 · 1 Comment

Varafeldur, Part 3

Once the warp threads are hanging from the top of the loom, and the weights are attached at the bottom, the next step is to make a chain across the … Continue reading

May 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Varafeldur, Part 2

The warp is now hanging from my loom, and the weights are attached, after a fun day of diving in to the project with Melba Granlund and Connie LaTendresse. As … Continue reading

May 3, 2017 · 1 Comment

Finally, A Varafeldur, 2017

A weaving adventure begins this week, thanks to my friend Melba Grandlund, who thought it would be a great idea to demonstrate weaving on a warp weighted loom at the … Continue reading

May 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

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