Save the date: Talk by Robbie LaFleur, “Tapestry Treasures from the Collection of Carol Johnson” February 25, 6pm.
Norwegian billedvev and rutevev, Swedish flamsk and rölakan—these are the Scandinavian terms for the wonderful tapestry treasures currently on view in the Weavers Guild of Minnesota classroom. Join Robbie LaFleur for an introduction to the history and styles of tapestry in Norway and Sweden, and a discussion of the weavings on view.
Please note: due to limited seating, there is a registration fee of $5/person. Please register in advance to secure your spot.
Presenter Robbie LaFleur, from Minneapolis, has been following a thread of Scandinavian textiles since she studied weaving at Valdres Husflidsskole in Fagernes, Norway in 1977. She has continued her study with Scandinavian instructors at workshops in Norway and the U.S. Recent projects include interpreting Edvard Munch’s “Scream” painting into a variety of textile techniques and weaving tapestry portraits of her relatives. 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 quarterly Norwegian Textile Letter (norwegiantextileletter.com).