Robbie LaFleur

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A Star Becomes a Spaceship

It’s less than a month until I teach the billedvev workshop at Vesterheim, and my stack of samples is growing. Last week I started a narrow piece, beginning with a … Continue reading

August 19, 2017 · 1 Comment

From Mystery Ball to a Home for the Wild Thing

Last year my sister Terry was excited to give me a big ball of yarn, “already-woven yarn;” she was sure I would like it. It was a dense, heavy ball … Continue reading

August 14, 2017 · 4 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

Bemidji

Going to my cousin Gretchen Carew’s cabin in Bemidji is like traveling to a museum of my life and childhood.  I’ve seen the same fish above the flagstone fireplace since … Continue reading

July 25, 2017 · 1 Comment

More Historical Krokbragd Inspiration

The Osterøy museum sold a fabulous krokbragd book, Åklebragder fra Jondal og kring Folgefonna by Kristi Skintveit.  It’s a fabulous combination of textile history, weaving drafts, and inspiring photos.  Here … Continue reading

June 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Stroll Through Kristiansand Museum with Me

Our Textile Tour group visited the Kristiansand Museum and enjoyed a wonderful presentation and tour of old buildings with Tonje Tjøtte. She apologized immediately for her bunad (folk costume). “Today I … Continue reading

June 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

A Norwegian (Male) Damask Weaver

My friend Annemor Sundbø is a constant source of interesting films.  Recently she posted a TV interview from 1970 with a male damask weaver from Steinsland on Sotra, an island west … Continue reading

May 30, 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