2024-09-12 – Frida Hansen Transparent Weaving Technique



September 12-15, 2024 (9:00 am-5:00 pm)


Robbie LaFleur


This is an in-person class held at Vesterheim Folk Art School. 


Welcome to the world of Frida Hansen and her wool open-warp transparencies. In our workshop, you will learn about the technique through slide-filled presentations and hands-on practice. You will gain inspiration through viewing many of Frida Hansen’s pieces and those of her followers, and discuss how to design cartoons for the best outcome using her technique. By looking at many samples and the instructor’s larger pieces, you will see how various materials affect the look of the surface.

Each student will complete a sample or small piece during the workshop. You can use a design provided by the instructor, or design your own. 


Level of Instruction:

Students should have basic tapestry weaving skills. 


  • A portable tapestry loom. 
  • Yarn for the warp and weft can be purchased at Blue Heron Knittery, or provided from your stash. (A list of suggested yarns will be provided this summer.) The instructor will also have a variety of warp and weft yarns available to purchase for an estimated cost of $15.
  • Illustrated “Instruction and Inspiration” booklet to be purchased directly from instructor, $15.
  • An optional packet of photographs showing details will be available for purchase directly from instructor, $20.

Enrollment Deadline: 

 August 22, 2024


Learn more about instructor Robbie LaFleur here.


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