Robbie LaFleur

Category Archives: Weavers Guild of Minnesota

Black Cat Farmstead Visit

On Sunday many lucky Weavers Guild of Minnesota members accepted the invitation to visit Andrea Myklebust at Black Cat Farmstead in Stockholm, Wisconsin, to learn about flax processing for linen … Continue reading

December 13, 2017 · 1 Comment

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

Belated Thanksgiving Thankfulness: The Weavers Guild Dobby Group

I made a pretty towel on the Megado loom at the Weavers Guild of Minnesota, part of the Dobby Weavers Interest Group project.  The words say, “A balanced diet is … Continue reading

November 27, 2017 · 1 Comment

Wynne Mattila’s Krokbragd Class at the Weavers Guild of Minnesota

Every time Wynne Mattila teaches a rug weaving course at the Weavers Guild of Minnesota, the slots are gone in a blink.  She is an exacting instructor and also enormously … Continue reading

November 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Learning about Linen

In the past year, an informal group of weavers and spinners has been meeting periodically to talk about linen.  It has been enormously fun and instructional. At the October meeting, … Continue reading

October 26, 2017 · 1 Comment

Window as Ironing Board

I hate it when you have to miss a meeting and then people keep telling you how great it was.  Last spring my friend Beth McLaughlin gave a presentation on … Continue reading

October 10, 2017 · 5 Comments

State Fair 2017: Wolf Fur, a Linen Weaving Tip, and Purple

To start my annual Minnesota State Fair adventure, I walked quite a ways from my car, crossing the fairgrounds and walking through some animal barns.  A morning dose of interesting … Continue reading

September 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Nice Reasons to Get Flowers

For more than a week this summer,  three bouquets of flowers graced my kitchen; one compliments of my cousin who came to dinner, and two from the Weavers Guild annual … Continue reading

August 30, 2017 · 3 Comments

Co-Curators Pop-Up Show: Robbie LaFleur

Note:  This was posted on the blog of the Scandinavian Weavers Study Group, as part of a series of posts about the current exhibit at Norway House, “Traditional Norwegian Textiles: … Continue reading

August 9, 2017 · Leave a comment