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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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! […]


Friday, January 29th, 2016

You may have heard of the traditional Norwegian bunad or folk costume. It is a costume used for special occasions, our independence day, weddings, maybe Christmas and other big days. Alongside the bunad, there is the knitting tradition, with all it´s patterned jackets and sweaters. The tradition is equally long, and sometimes they overlap (like […]


Monday, January 25th, 2016

Winter and snow, workshops and family. It´s been (and is) a busy month! All of a sudden we had snow, and the kids next door made a fireman-snowman in my garden. And talking of snow, a visit to Voss with -24 degrees. So cold you can hardly breathe. This is truly a country for those […]

a student´s companion

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

A new year, a new semester, a new knowledge to be read. Accompanied with a big cup of jasmine tea from China. The cup itself is reason to smile: made by my dear ARTing-friend Michelle Allen. She makes fun&quirky & colorful art HERE. You´ve got some free time in February? There might still be places […]

Dizzy days off

Monday, January 4th, 2016

My sister Astri and my very own tradition, is for me to help her wrap gifts in her store the day before Christmas. We´ve been doing this for a decade now. This is the last time however, as she will close down her store. (She´ll still have the web-shop). So now we are busy thinking […]

Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

Sculpting in copper and drawing with stitches

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

Here she is. Elisabeth in full size (her feet are cut away in this photo), She is freestyle machine-embroidered /sewn in grey polyester Mettler-thread on grey polyester soft-tulle. The two pictures are of the same embroidery, but one is with a white linen in the background and the other has a black linen in the […]

Keep calm

Saturday, December 12th, 2015

This is  my favorite of all the Keep Calm and Carry On-versions I´ve seen. (I love a good pun) I am now in the inning of my exams, trying to get everything done by Monday. This little thing is part of a freestyle machine embroidery manual. Sewn of course. I´ll show you more when I´m […]

Pieta and sewing details

Friday, December 11th, 2015

One of this years theatrical highlights is Pieta at Haugesund Teater. Sitting in the audience of the opening night Thursday I was completely engulfed in Marie´s 90 minute long monologue. Funny, sad, frivolous, serious, food for thought… this story had it all. A brilliant script and a brilliant actor conveying the story. And the sewing? Well, […]

A World of glass and sew on

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

I went to experience Terje Isungset and Arve Henriksen´s magical concert last night: World of glass. Without a doubt, one of this years absolute esthetical highlights! All the instruments were made of glass by Estonian glassblowers. The music is so visual! Not only all the instruments, bathed in a cold blue light, but the music itself. […]

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