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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This seasons tote-bags

Friday, June 5th, 2015

Two new tote-bags are here! Both sewn in heavy cotton fabric, and the print is of my art. The government has induced a fee on plastic bags here, so using textile tote-bags when we go shopping is good for both the environment and the wallet. The green bag has it´s main motif from Hespriholmen, a […]

A new collection on the way

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

The 2015 collection of tote-bags are on their way! I just got the fabric with my art printed on it, and am in the process of sewing them together. Even though I know pretty well how to do it by now, it sure takes time to get them done anyway.

a textile treasure

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

I am at the start of a big embroidery-project, including several exhibitions. Imagine my joy when I found this lovely, old embroidered prayer at my local charity-shop! There is no written information on the back, but there is some embroidered on: March 23, 1901 G.B. It´s probably been made by a young girl, as an […]

Needlepoint-pile

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

The pile of needlepoints is growing. Preparing the collection before I actually start working with them, by sewing on a cotton backing on them. It takes a surprisingly long time. It seems I´ve collected quite a bit the past year and a half. The ple of remnants is growing too. Most of it I throw […]

Spinning

Monday, March 9th, 2015

My second time spinning I attended an evening hosted by a local group of Husfliden (maybe best translated as the Crafts movement). The first time I tried was in October, and I was surprised at how much better I did already the second time. Thinner and tighter thread. Next is to learn how to relax […]

Our life without us – 2

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Yet another freestyle machine-embroidered picture in the series about refugees having to flee from everything: My life without me/Our life without us. This one is placed in the city-scape of Seattle, USA. Ca 20×20 cm. Polyester thread on linen.

the BIG mitten

Friday, February 20th, 2015

Two actor-friends are making a children´s show of the fairytale of The Lost Mitten. I´ve helped them out a bit with making a pattern, cutting and partly sewing the sheep-skins together. The leather is soft, but sewing it together, is quite demanding, so we took turns at it. We used skins from 3 sheep on this […]

My life without me

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

A new picture, with almost the same title, in the same technique. Freestyle machine embroidery on white linen. Made for the Peace-festival under the theme “People fleeing” (refugees). To bring the theme closer to my own everyday world, my thought was to look at what I would flee from. This is actually a picture of a […]

Our life without us

Monday, February 9th, 2015

Saturdays and Sundays both have two shows, so this month, Mondays are my “Sundays”. Sleeping in, taking things easy. But taking things slow does´t mean sitting on the couch watching TV, doing nothing! The other day I received an invite from the folk high school where I used to work. Every year they host a […]

Christmas fun 2014

Sunday, December 28th, 2014

Happy Christmas to you all! Since the eve has come and gone, and presents are given and received, I guess I can safely share a couple of the gifts I made. Our oldest girl wished for sofa-cushions, pale with silver stars on them. She had seen them in a magazine, but couldn´t find them in any […]

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