Janne Robberstad

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Archive for February, 2016

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Sunday, February 28th, 2016

My friend Kristine, is making a new solo dance-performance-show. And even though it is still months away, she´s hard at work getting it all together (including asking me to make the poster). It is once again a personal story, this time about the disease Myalgisk encefalopati, also called chronic exhaust-syndrome, which is a neurological disease that […]

The handycrafters

Sunday, February 28th, 2016

I had a fun meeting with these ladies earlier this week. The handycrafters of Stord Husflidslag. So much textile knowledge in one room. They will be helping me with the workshops we are planning for the autumn. I´ll be teaching some, they some. It´s going to be a very interesting fall! And just to add […]

The Eco-Ninja!

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

I´ve got the coolest project on my plate this week: making an Eco-Ninja costume for 6-year olds. On a commission from Vestnorsk Teatersenter, who are making “4 Elements”. It´s a big, national theatre-project for all the kindergartens in Norway, no less! So this week I´ve been busy, designing, making patterns and stamps for inter-activity, and […]

STING poster

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

The poster for my upcoming exhibition. So excited! Yay!

knitted hats

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Since it is well after Christmas, I suppose I can reveal some of my home-made gifts this year: knitted hats. In super-soft alpaca wool, quite thick, using knitting needles #6. Super easy to make. First, cast on 59 stitches on a circular needle. Then knit 4 , and one purl. And that´s it! It will automatically make a […]

De(e/a)r chair

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

My de(e/a)r chair is finished! I bought a vintage chair from the 60s a few months ago, planning to give it a new furbishing. And as you know, my embroidery-exhibition is coming up soon, so the plan was to make new fabric from old petit point wool embroideries. The hardest part was to actually choose […]

the wedding present

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

This is a commissioned picture from a newly wed couple. Actually it was a gift from their friends, but they got to choose the elements in the picture themselves. Which is why Brooklyn bridge all of a sudden is on the other side of the Atlantic, on the west-coast of Norway 🙂 It´s the fun […]

February´s flying by

Monday, February 15th, 2016

I´ve a great idea: why don´t we swap February for another month of summer. Squeeze it in between June and July. We can call it Jusy! (Or something) However, days seem to going by at double speed, and I´m not getting all done that I should. So it may have to wait until next year. Ok. […]

Weekend work

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

A whole weekend to myself – great opportunity to get some projects finished! First, finish the knickers to go with my lacy bra (freestyle machine embroidery). I´ve borrowed a see-through mannequin for the exhibition, and need to make the knickers big enough to fit! (The white fiber is the water-soluble fabric being fitted) Ok. Done! […]

waffle

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

You can´t say my days aren´t varied, that´s for sure! Yesterday I was called into the theatre, asked to fix a big waffle. (I kept the chairs in the picture, so you can see the size). It´s a piece of a set bought from another theatre, but the colors were faded so much, it didn´t […]

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