Robbie LaFleur

Category Archives: Weavers Guild of Minnesota

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

“Scientific” Dishcloth Experiment

At a meeting of the linen discussion group in December, Phyllis Waggoner told about an article in a recent issue of Vav Magazine  about a group of women who weave … Continue reading

February 3, 2017 · 3 Comments

Humble Rag Rugs, Dense with Story

An exhibit of “Historical Scandinavian Textiles,” a loose title, is now up in the gallery spaces at the Weavers Guild of Minnesota.  The show is of woven pieces owned by … Continue reading

November 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Rosepath or Footballs? Pick a Side.

I wrote this article about last month’s Rag Rug Interest Group meeting for the Weavers Guild of Minnesota newsletter, The Draft, and for the website. http://www.weaversguildmn.org. I feel the need … Continue reading

November 12, 2016 · 1 Comment

An Orderly Loom Set for Danskbrogd

I posted the first of two issues of the Norwegian Textile Letter featuring the danskbrogd technique, a little-known weave structure woven in small area of Vest Agder, Norway.  Danskbrogd is … Continue reading

August 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Warp is a Lemon: Make Lemonade

Ironically, I just wove up two runners designed back in cold and snowy January – quick, before my studio became too stifling in the summer heat.  Never mind that this … Continue reading

June 15, 2016 · 3 Comments

Scandinavian Weavers RED Show – The Pieces

The Scandinavian Weavers’ RED Show will be up in the Community Gallery at the Textile Center of Minnesota until June 25.  If you can’t attend in person, you can now … Continue reading

June 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Come to the upcoming RED show

My studio has been gathering dust since I went back to work for the Legislative Reference Library last month, a short-term stint during this legislative session, helping during a staff … Continue reading

April 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Kelly Marshall’s Largest Rug Ever (So Far)

I was lucky to spend time at my friend Kelly Marshall’s studio lately, helping her install a new computer.  The challenges of computer and software migration PALE in comparison to … Continue reading

March 16, 2016 · 2 Comments