Janne Robberstad

Welcome to my site! I work as a costume-designer and an artist, and creating, or ARTING as I prefer, makes me happy! This is both a portfolio of things I´ve made and a blog meant to inspire.

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Negative – positive

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

I´m back working with lace and freestyle machine embroidery again. This time, I´m experimenting with the contrasts of a negative vs a positive image. As in old-fashioned photo-film. I embroidered this face with white silk thread on white silk organza and white tulle. You can certainly see the shapes and you understand that it´s a […]

Soft Monuments, soft moments

Monday, August 31st, 2015

I visited the exhibition “Soft Monuments” at KODE in Bergen today. A big exhibition with textile works, both wallhangings and sculptures. It was so inspiring walking among these great pieces of art, and so calming. They are soft on the soul, but still leave food for thought. I just wanted to share a couple of […]

a new life

Sunday, August 30th, 2015

I´m spending my days trying to adjust to my new life. Juggling jobs and commissions, and studying, learning new things. First thing I´ve learned, or maybe realized is a better word, is that I know quite a bit how-to, and hardly anything about my subject. Which is interesting in itself. I have a strong feeling […]


Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

I´m a student! 22 years since i graduated Teachers College, with my arts and crafts-teacher degree. And now, I have started the Master studies. I´ve been putting off thinking much about it until now when it all of a sudden started yesterday.. I´ve felt like the biggest gambler getting into this. The past 8 years […]

Building inspection!

Friday, August 14th, 2015

I think I´ve already mentioned it. Haugesund city is getting a new health house. With a private hospital, physiotherapy, optician, a gym, a post-office, a grocery-store, a café… and 24 apartments on top! An all-in-building, in the middle of Haugesund centre. It´s a 7 story-building, and it is SO lovely formed and planned – kudos […]

Sri Lankan wheel of color

Friday, July 31st, 2015

Another photo-safari experiment can be looking at colors. I made this little color-wheel with photos from Sri Lanka. Again a very good “treasure-hunt” photo-safri to do with kids to make them more aware. (Though usually it´s the grown-ups that need to sharpen their awareness of their surroundings)


Friday, July 31st, 2015

Sometimes when I go on a photo-safari, I start noticing one certain thing that shows up again and again. Yesterday it was circles. Or round shapes. It´s a fun experiment to do with children as well, almost like a treasure hunt! Oh, and the last one, doesn´t it look just like Kenny from South Park?

Nothing is impossible

Monday, July 27th, 2015

“Nothing is impossible – it just takes a little longer time” My Dad´s motto hand embroidered on linen, and the beginning of a picture. The font is actually a font I found online and liked; it´s supposed to look handwritten. Although now that it is embroidered, it might look a bit TOO handmade… Workdays now […]


Friday, July 24th, 2015

Today´s 10-minute work-break-project was to downsize a big, knitted sweater. I am a relatively cold person, as in I freeze alot. So whenever I can get my hands on some real good and warm wool, I´ll  jump at the possibility. This wonderfully soft and fuzzy mohair/wool sweater I found at H&M on sale for a […]

the big squid

Friday, July 24th, 2015

Today I was back at Hemmingstad theatre to finish the BIG octopus. Or the kraken, if you´d prefer. The costume will be worn  by an actor naturally. But at one point in the show, a giant octopus-arm will come in on the stage. It´s about 4 meters long. We´d already printed the pattern on the […]

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