Robbie LaFleur

Category Archives: weaving

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

The Danskbrogd Series

Five pieces are completed in my exploration of the Xs of danskbrogd. The inspiration piece was a coverlet from the mid 1850s, from southern Norway near Kristiansand.  (Read more about … Continue reading

November 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Halv-flossa Sightings

As a rya fan, I love all variations of woven pile, including halv-flossa, which is a pile weave that doesn’t cover the whole woven base.  It’s popular in Norway, and … Continue reading

October 31, 2017 · 1 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

The Exquisite Damask of Dora Jung

Dr. Thomas Sopanen, a retired Finnish botanist, recently made a name in Minneapolis when his fabulous collection, The Living Tradition of Ryijy – Finnish Rugs and their Makers, was displayed … Continue reading

October 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

But What was on the Floor?

During the recent “Traditional Norwegian Weaving: American Reboot” exhibit, I gave a tour to a Norway House board member, Kris Walseth, and fifteen of her friends.  They were a great … Continue reading

September 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Pick up some Rugs in Denmark?

I love looking at the modern design auctions of the Danish company Bruun Rasmussen.  There are a couple of lovely Swedish rugs up now, with beautiful details and lovely nuances … Continue reading

September 25, 2017 · 1 Comment