Frida Hansen and her Followers, Robbie LaFleur Online May 4, 2024


Sat 10 am – 11:30 am Pacific Time

40 seats available


Robbie LaFleur will talk about Frida Hansen and her followers from the 20th century to the present. 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. Robbie will highlight Hansen’s transparencies and those woven by her many followers, stretching more than a century up to Robbie’s own tapestries in open warp transparency. 

The presentation will be approximately an hour long and followed by a 30-minute Q&A. Registered individuals will receive a zoom link. Be sure your email address is entered correctly when registering. A recording of the presentation will be available until June 3, 2024.

About the Speaker:

Headshot Robbie LaFleurRobbie LaFleur has been following a thread of Scandinavian textiles since she studied weaving at Valdres Husflidsskole in Fagernes, Norway in 1977. 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 weaving techniques. She is a Gold Medalist in weaving from Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, coordinates the Weavers Guild of Minnesota Scandinavian Weavers Study Group, and publishes the quarterly Norwegian Textile Letter. She was a fellow with the American Scandinavian Foundation in 2019 and traveled to Stavanger, Norway, to study Hansen’s open-warp transparency technique.


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