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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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 […]


Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

You know how you´re supposed to be working, but then the weather is so nice and you just really, really want to do something else? Like upcycle some stuff you´ve been collecting in the basement? 😉 This old table I got from the theatre. It´s been standing like this in my living room, but the idea […]

… and more men

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Still more men in the making. Dozens of them. I am making the panties for the bra I made for my Textile-culture exam. I outlined the patten form a pair of panties I already had, but am not sure if this size will fit anyone, as the elasticity is less in the embroidery than in […]

summer and such

Monday, July 6th, 2015

I didn´t think I was taking a summer-break from the blog, but it seems it´s just happened anyway. I´ve been working on Peter Pan. There is a lot of planning to do. Sketching and thinking and calculating. And of course the occational alligator to tend to 😉 I got this one via eBay, and he […]

Love and marriage

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

My baby sister got married this weekend! And my blog-absence is mainly because of her, the preparations, and all the family-gatherings. It´s been so much fun! photo: Jane Alfredsen It was such a lovely wedding. My baby-sister happens to be my next-door neighbor, and I am so happy about that! Her husband is already like […]

Sri Lanka – first impressions

Friday, May 8th, 2015

Summer came early this year! I´m in Sri Lanka with my dear friend Anne. We arrived yesterday, so I only have a couple of random impressions to share with you. All I can say is so far I really like this country! The man above is hand-embroidered, and I actually saw him in Oslo, before […]

The Peace Festival

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

The students at Bømlo Folk High School arrange a Peace-festival every year. This is the 19th year, and this year´s theme is “Refugees”.   Bømlo Folk High School is the school I thought at for 13 years, so naturally it´s close to my heart. I have so many wonderful memories from this place, moments with […]

Yo-ho, yo-ho, a sailor´s life for me!

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Guess where I am?! I´ll give you a clue: it´s one of the biggest ports in the world! I´ll give you another clue: that´s my shoes in the picture. And 17 meters below me there is water. I´ll tell you tomorrow 😉

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