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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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 […]

recycled pillow

Monday, December 15th, 2014

From table to couch. I found this old handwoven tablecloth in a charity-shop a while back, and have been wanting to make a little pillow for my couch. I found the perfect inner-pillow with feathers, and it was quick to se it together along the sides in the back, turn it, and sew together the […]

The lacy underwear

Sunday, December 7th, 2014

What is this, you say? Lacy underwear? Where? All I can see are two men! Two men? What are they doing here? No, there are more! Many more! Freestyle machine-embroidered faces. Some with beards, some with glasses, some with mustaches, some bald, all men. Why, it´s a bra! From a distance it may look like your […]

gimme-gimme-gimme

Saturday, November 29th, 2014

Gimme, gimme, gimme… a man after midnight! (quote: Abba) Hopefully you can see that it´s men here. But you´ll never guess exactly what I´m making!?!

staying focused

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

Working hard with my Textile culture project. Staying focused. Experimenting. Producing. Thinking. Writing. Evaluating.

embroidery experiment

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

Time is not just used for pre-Christmas workshops. I´ve also been busy trying to work with my Textile Culture paper. The subject is self-choosen, and I´ve chosen to work with freestyle machine-embroidery on water soluble fabric.   Freestyling within the embroidery frame.   It´s always fascinating to see how the fabric dissolves itself in water.   […]

spinning

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

Finally! I finally tried hand-spinning! Below is my teacher, Vigdis, demonstrating a Norwegian spinning wheel. She also taught us how to use a hand-spindle. It´s pretty difficult to photograph and spin at the same time, so I only have photos of the finished work, and not the process. I bought some fiber at Etsy, the […]

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