Robbie LaFleur – Scandinavian Fiber Arts
Handweavers Guild of Boulder
January 2023 Day & Evening Program
Robbie LaFleur, from Minneapolis, Minnesota, has been following a thread of Scandinavian textiles since she studied weaving at Valdres Husflidsskole in Fagernes, Norway in 1977. She continued her 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. She was a fellow with the Scandinavian American Foundation in 2019, and traveled to Stavanger, Norway, to study the wool transparency technique of famed artist Frida Hansen.
She recently completed a commission through a grant from the Nordic American Churches Preservation Project. Four tapestries for the Valley Grove Preservation Society in historical billedvev (Norwegian tapestry style) celebrate two historical churches in southern Minnesota. Day Presentation: From Virgins to Spaceships: A Visual Voyage through Norwegian Tapestry
January 16, 2023 – Guild Day Meeting 10:00 am
From Virgins to Spaceships – A Visual Voyage through Norwegian Tapestry
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January 17, 2023 – Guild Evening Meeting 7:00 pm
Frida Hansen – A Norwegian Art Nouveau Artist in Wool
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