Janne Robberstad

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Naalebinding

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

A new workshop at the textile culture course, and another technique I have never tried before. Nålebinding is an old thread-binding technique, which the vikings used. So this is one of the original techniques, long before crochet and knitting. Knitting, which is popular today, didn´t become a common knowledge/skill until the 17th century. This is what […]

pirate shirt

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Today is a sewing day. I´ve designed a pirate-costume for Pippi Longstocking´s father in the show starring in November. First up is the shirt, simply because I had the fabric I needed already in my stack. Made with fine, white linen, and in a very big size. Piecing it together, trying to make the inside […]

the TOU tote bag

Monday, September 8th, 2014

Mølleparken Tau, where I now have my exhibition, is a former mill and brewery. When I first visited the place in January, I got an old paper bag, the kind they used to have flour in when I was a kid. Well, up until 20 years ago. Now others have taken over the flour-marked, and […]

National treasures – the textiles

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Continuing the National treasures-series. Here are some of the textile treasures I found this summer: An antique, paisley-patterned table-cloth made of silk and wool found it´s way to Stalheim, Norway´s largest private museum. A collector who happened to be a hotel-manager travelled around his area collecting all sorts of treasures, big and small. And even […]

bobbin lace… kinda

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Fall means back to school, and in my case that means back to the workshops at Voss. This time we got to try making bobbin lace. Oooo… it´s complicated! I really had a though time trying to understand the 3D logic of it, just by looking at how it was built up. We did have […]

This is where the heron guards

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

This season´s second design in tote-bags has it´s main motif from Siggjo, the one central mountain in Bømlo. It has volcanic rock on the top, and is shaped like a volcano, but it isn´t and never has been a real volcano. The volcanic rock was pressed up from the ocean-floor thousands and thousands of years […]

This is where my faith grew strong

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

The title of this post is a quote from my poem “On the shores”. I wrote the poem years ago, to use in a picture I made. Since then I´ve used it as inspiration for several pictures. The text itself is all inspired from the islands out here. This time I am illustrating the verses […]

The guides at Moster

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

It´s already been some years ago that I designed the work uniforms for the guides at Moster. Based on a late medieval silhouette, the dresses are sewn in matka silk, which is a scrap-silk, very comfortable to wear. The belts have a text from the old church-bell, and old catholic prayer of “Ave Maria…” The […]

DIY: Indian cushions

Friday, July 4th, 2014

Do you want to make your own Indian sitting cushions? Here´s how: I have a couple of old saris in my treasure-chest, and wanted to use them for something practical. Using an ordinary 45x45cm cushion, I made an equally ordinary pillow-case in the same size (actually it works better if the cad is a couple […]

Naked rock-faces bread!

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Today is the big promotion-day for Anita´s newly invented Naked Rock-faces bread! She owns and runs the only delicately food shop in the district, Marinaden, and is an excellent cook. We´ve cooperated on a couple of projects before, like her website and bread bags, and this time we´ve cooked up something rather special! I made […]

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