Janne Robberstad

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The black laced choker

Monday, February 27th, 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. By simply sewing a geometric pattern of little “fans”, I filled the space between the two lines more or less […]

6 000 000 stitches (again)

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

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.

Freestyling workshop

Wednesday, February 22nd, 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. 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 […]

embroidery and language

Saturday, October 1st, 2016

The first embroidery-workshop took place at the museum this week. Although it was more of a dialect-lecture than an embroidery-workshop. One of my art-pieces in the exhibition is a word-cloud, filled with dialect words and expressions. Inspired by this, we launched this workshop where you could embroider your own favorite word(s), while listening to professor […]

It is art

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

The kids from Sveio Art-school had a creative filed-trip to Leirvik to make art! Det er kunst directly translates to it is art. Their teacher was inspired by the upcoming embroidery-exhibition, and taught the kids to embroider cross-stitch directly onto the park-bench-chairs. And the result is SO cool! The kids are from 8 to 16 […]

a matter of perspective

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

We´ve been lied to. In School. For generations. We are all sure we know what the world looks like. We´ve seen it so many times. And then it turns out… it´s a lie. The proportions are completely contorted. THIS is much closer to the truth. Why is it so? That we´re introduced the the other […]

suspended hipsters

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Another hipster done. I found this 60s suspender-briefs at a flee-market years ago, and they´ve been lying around just waiting for me to put them to use. They are a bit to big for the mannequin, but hopefully you can see them all right.

hipsters suspended

Monday, April 18th, 2016

How to make your very own hipster-knicker: You take one pair of vintage suspender-knickers from the late 60s. You find a couple of portrait-photos of some cool hipsters, and draw them onto the water-souble-fabric. Sew. A lot. Freestyle machine embroidery. In a slightly darker color than the vintage fabric. After the algaenat is gone, you´re left […]

Gleaner-corset

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

In a charity-shop I found an embroidered version of Jean-François Millet´s painting called The Gleaners (1857). It depicts three peasant women gleaning a field of stray grains of wheat after the harvest. I wanted to use it for something special, and decided to use it for the Elizabethan corset I´ve had in my mind for […]

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 […]

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