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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… 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 […]

Men, men, men

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Men in the making. Freestyle machine embroidery on water-soluable fabric. Time to get some serious work done! It´s been a while since the last time I did these, and it´s nice to get the feel in my fingers again, and to get a sense of the time-frame. These guys took me about 4 hours to make. […]

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 […]

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