Robbie LaFleur

Category Archives: Warp weighted loom

Happy Holidays: Remembering the Special Era of the Warp Weighted Loom

This isn’t the first time that weaving equipment has been used as an alternative Christmas tree at our house. This year the warp-weighted loom is decked with ornaments and lights. I’ve … Continue reading

December 2, 2017 · 1 Comment

Finally, the Varafeldur is off the Warp-Weighted Loom

My varafeldur adventure took seven months, with a long summer hiatus for other projects and travel.  It began with a plan to demonstrate warp-weighted loom weaving with Melba Granlund at … Continue reading

December 1, 2017 · 1 Comment

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