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Frida Hansen and the Heart of Art Nouveau in Tapestry and Transparency
Robbie LaFleur

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, students will learn about appropriate yarns for the warp and weft, and how to adapt designs for the technique. Each student will weave a sample and have time to design a future project. 

Tuition for Non-Members:  $ 295 

Handout Fee:  $ 15

Materials:  Students must bring their own portable tapestry loom with a tensioning device.  Additional information will be sent after registration.

March 13 - 15, 2025

10 AM - 5 PM daily

Vestry of the Congregational Church of Westborough, MA

Attendee Limit: 12 

Robbie 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 various textile techniques, weaving tapestry portraits of her relatives, and continuing exploration of various Norwegian weaving techniques. She is a Gold Medalist in weaving from the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, coordinates the Weavers Guild of Minnesota Scandinavian Weavers Study Group, and publishes the digital 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.

Registration will open on August 15th
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