Robbie LaFleur

“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

We are Freaking Out Our Foreign Friends

I love following the activities and projects of many weavers around the world via Facebook,  particularly tapestry weavers.  How fun to read that Rachel Hine, talented tapestry weaver from Australia, is … Continue reading

February 1, 2017 · 1 Comment

A Bright Danskbrogd Hanging with a Sad Intention

In memorial to Jacob Wetterling. When I took my recent danskbrogd piece off the loom, I was was not completely happy, from a design vantage point. I finished it and … Continue reading

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Danskbrogd Instruction

A weaving friend, responding to a Facebook photo of my current piece on the loom, asked where she could learn how to weave danskbrogd.  Happily, there are resources in two … Continue reading

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Brita Been Tapestries Exhibited in Skien, Norway

A love/hate quandary: I love the fact I know about exhibits of wonderful Norwegian textile artists, hate the fact I can’t just GO TO THEM. Brita Breen is a Norwegian … Continue reading

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Small Tapestry, A Big Crowd

I’ve been spending time making samples for my upcoming workshop on Norwegian tapestry (billedvev), testing different setts and yarns to plan for the best combination for the class project.  Last week, … Continue reading

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Chelsea Gallery Walk, January 2017

As I visited galleries in Chelsea for a long afternoon, I stood ready to be amazed, bored (really, this commands scads of money?), or inspired. Looking back, the artists and their work sift … Continue reading

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The Most Beautiful Window Display Ever

Yesterday, on a rainy walk uptown to the Cooper Hewitt Museum, I chanced upon the most beautiful window exhibit I’ve ever seen, in the Bergdorf Goodman Mens Store, on 5th Avenue … Continue reading

January 18, 2017 · 2 Comments

How Long Did That Take to Weave?

I often get the question, “How long did it take you to weave one of these?”  It doesn’t help that the studio visitors are looking over a whole wall of … Continue reading

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The Gray Yarn I Am Not Using – Yet

Last year when our Scandinavian Weavers Study Group held the RED exhibit, I made postcards.  When asked if I needed reimbursement, I said that I would just like some gray … Continue reading

January 6, 2017 · Leave a comment