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Robbie LaFleur

Minneapolis, MN
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Robbie has followed a thread of Scandinavian textiles since studying at Valdres Husflidsskole in Fagernes, Norway in 1977. She continues to study with Scandinavian instructors at workshops in Norway and the U.S. She was awarded the Gold Medal in Weaving from the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum in 2006. Robbie coordinates the Weavers Guild of Minnesota Scandinavian Weavers Study Group and is the editor and publisher of the online quarterly, the Norwegian Textile Letter.

Current Courses Offered by Robbie LaFleur

2 Days
Teaser image for Scandinavian Fringe Embellishments: Folk Art on the Edge(s)

Scandinavian Fringe Embellishments: Folk Art on the Edge(s)

In Scandinavia, fringes from yarn were traditionally used to embellish the edges of mittens and of woven textiles like tablecloths or cushions. Students will learn three different techniques hands-on: one using a stick and small heddle; a two-person Swedish technique using a wooden rod; and a looping-style technique using a…
Sat, Sep 28th, 2019  –  Sun, Sep 29th, 2019
Instructor: Robbie LaFleur