Janne Robberstad

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STING – press

By spotogspindel | February 27, 2017

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Bømlo-nytt, February 22nd, 2017

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Peter Pan – press

By spotogspindel | February 27, 2017

Bømlo-nytt published this article January 26th 2017:

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The black laced choker

By spotogspindel | February 27, 2017

For the freestyle machine embroidery workshop jewelry, I wanted to make a couple of examples. This is one of them. I first made an outer line of a lace-choker. I then started to fill it.

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By simply sewing a geometric pattern of little “fans”, I filled the space between the two lines more or less randomly. However, when the fabric washed away, the shapes became a lot more organic than I had expected, and to be honest: I liked it a lot better now.

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6 000 000 STING exhibition opeing

By spotogspindel | February 25, 2017

Bømlo art group asked to show my embroidery exhibition, and today was the opening. Here are just a few photos from the exhibition:

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Trine, the leader of the group, opened the exhibition.

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Some of the work is redesigned wool needlepoint. Other pieces are guerilla-inspired. Yet other pieces are portraits made by fabric-printing, appliqué and machine embroidery.

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There are several styles and lots of color, all giving a view into the possibilities of embroidery.

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The curator took my Prayer-carpet down from the wall and put it on the floor. This was an eye-opener even for me. I think the exhibit of this one piece was made a lot more political, just by this one difference, the associations lead you in a different direction.

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Family-members used as models.

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Ingrid Leithaug Mjanger and Simon Madsen played so beautifully at the opeing!

 

Topics: embroidery redesign, exhibition, redesign, textile | 1 Comment »

6 000 000 stitches (again)

By spotogspindel | February 23, 2017

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My embroidery exhibition 6 000 000 STING (stitches) is now finished in Stord Museum, and in January I got a request to show it again in Bømlo. It´s not traveling far, but it´s fun to see it up again so soon. It opens Saturday, and will be up for a week-and-a-half.

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Freestyling workshop

By spotogspindel | February 22, 2017

Sunday I had a great gang of people participating in my freestyle machine-embroidered jewelry workshop. Placed inside the Salhus Trikotasjemuseum in Salhus, outside of Bergen, in the middle of their embroidery-exhibition.

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At first, as always, it´s a challenge to figure out the coordination of the rhythm of pedal-speed and movement-speed of the fabric itself. But very quickly, beautiful little creations started to appear

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Like these adorable fishes swimming in a school. The participant is already on to a larger piece of more fish.

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My own three-dimentional experiment worked out pretty well too. I know it´s not like me to work with pastels, something must have inspired me! Anyhow, it´s sewn seperatly in three pieces, and after the water-soluable fabric has been washed out, sen together. All it needs is a little pin on the back, and it´s a blooming broach!

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Way to small, but we´re all showing our creations above. In only four hours they totally mastered the art of freestyle machine embroidery on water-soluable fabric, making their own lacy jewels!

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Sonja Ocean

By spotogspindel | February 21, 2017

Sølvtrans is a Norwegian shipping company, specialized in transporting live fish. They have two brand new boats in the making, and I am honored to be decorating them.  Yesterday I visited the ship-yard in Gursken, to mount the pictures.

The ship´s Christening is not for yet another couple of weeks, so as you can see in the photos, not everything is in place yet.

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This may very well be the largest fishing-boat I´ve ever seen! Too bad there are no people close to it, so you could see how big it really is.

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Inside the lounge, the interior-decorator wanted wallpaper-art behind the couch. She also requested the color-scheme and the motifs. The sofa is still veiled in plastic, but I think it will look really good together, with the black leather and the “old” oak-flooring.

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(And as you can see, the colors are so different in different types of light!)

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Opposite of the wallpaper-wall, another sofa rests under the view of the island where the ship has been built.

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Finally, next to the windows, a close-up of an older fishing-boat can remind the workers of harder times…

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Moving on to the conference-room, two green pictures decorate the wall. The lighthouse and the rope actually make a symbolic arrow upwards.

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The old, beautiful lighthouse, Slåtterøy, is once again the main motif. (Did you know you can stay here? For a weekend or a holiday?)

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And finally, calm waters. All pictures are digital photo/paint-collages, printed on plexi-glass-covered aluminum, 80×100 cm (except the wallpaper, which is around 210 x 450 cm)

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Hopefully the art will help the crew feel at home. The best of luck to Sonja Ocean!

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Learning to fly

By spotogspindel | January 6, 2017

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Yesterday Peter Pan learned to fly. So did Tinkerbell, Wendy, John and Michael.

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Backstage Peter Pan

By spotogspindel | January 5, 2017

21 days to go:

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So many things have happened this week already! As you can see in the video above. Monday the light-rig was set.

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And we got all the pieces of the set onto the stage, ready for:

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Tuesday and Wednesday the carpenters and technicians got up the flying-system and the complete set. No worries, still a thousand details to get in place, but the main construction is up. A couple of small, fun props made in between:

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Well, I made these hearing-protectors glitter for Tinkerbell… (still drying here) The dress is also on it´s way, but I´ve forgotten to take photos of it.

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Peter Pan´s shoes has a subtle “leafy” finish.

My colleague Unni makes the actors look amazing!

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Hook´s hooks

By spotogspindel | January 4, 2017

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Ready-to-wear…

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