Frida Hansen’s Open Warp Transparency Technique

Folk Art School

Vesterheim Folk Art School

Frida Hansen’s Open Warp Transparency Technique

October 30-November 1, 2020 with Robbie LaFleur

Participation
Youth ages 16-17 receive a 25% discount.
Level of Instruction
Intermediate. Tapestry experience required.
Tuition
$205.00 Members
$255.00 Non-members

Frida Hansen, one of Norway’s most famous tapestry artists, designed beautiful wool panels in her signature transparency technique. Using open warps combined with meticulous woven areas, she wove textiles with fluid drape and dramatic contrasts of color and shadow. During class, in-depth presentations will cover her life and works. While weaving samples on copper pipe looms (supplied), you will learn about appropriate yarns for the warp and weft, and how to adapt designs for the technique. You will complete at least two samples and have time to design a future project. There is a $35 materials fee, payable to the instructor.

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About the Instructor

Robbie LaFleur

Robbie LaFleur

Robbie LaFleur has been following a thread of Scandinavian textiles since she studied weaving at Valdres Husflidskole in Fagernes, Norway, in 1977. She has continued her study with Scandinavian instructors in Norway and the United States. Her projects include interpreting Edvard Munch’s Scream painting into a variety of textile techniques, weaving tapestry portraits of her relatives, and continuing exploration of various Norwegian coverlet techniques. She is a Vesterheim Gold Medalist, coordinates the Weavers Guild of Minnesota Scandinavian Weavers Study Group, and publishes the Norwegian Textile Letter. In 2019 she received a fellowship from the American Scandinavian Foundation to study the transparency technique of famed Norwegian tapestry weaver Frida Hansen.



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