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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By spotogspindel | March 11, 2017

My days are filled with less creative activities, as I am working on my research. Lots of reading, writing and trying to understand. But just so you won´t think I´ve completely disappeared from the surface of the earth, you are welcome to follow me on Instagram, where I try to post something everyday… Or you can enjoy some of my ARTjournal pages. Most of them made when I was in the US, though I try to paint at least a couple of nights a week, simply because it brings me such joy!

Below are the first 6 pages. The first girl is very Mindy-Lacefield-inspired. The firsh is inspired from my trip to the Monterey aquarium. The two following people are inspired by images found on Pinterest. The whale is also inspired by Monterey, but built up in a gradual way, the Michelle Allen-way. And finally ESA and the moon village, which is the GSO nest opera-theme. Have a nice weekend!

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Fabiola´s home!

By spotogspindel | March 4, 2017


She´s home!

If you ever come across Henner´s Fabiola in a charity-shop, a flea-market or some place else, please help me with my collection! The biggest one here is an oil-painting, all the other ones are embroidered, but none of them are the same. I have one print of the original, and that´s enough, to be frank. It´s the variations over a theme that I find fascinating.

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Kids embroidery workshop

By spotogspindel | March 4, 2017

The art group had a couple of hours of children´s embroidery workshop today. A good handful of kids showed up and got their try at sewing.


This girl had an elaborate story of the treasure map she was embroidering. There were keys hidden in the map. Made of lava and water and gold. She sounded almost an alchemist!

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STING exhibition – press

By spotogspindel | March 1, 2017

Article in web-version here.


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ARTing in Portland

By spotogspindel | February 28, 2017

I´ve already been home for a couple of weeks, but wanted to share some great days in Portland with you. Some of my favorite ARTing-friends were gathered at Michelle´s studio above her office for a whole day of brownies, painting, talking and creating and just plain old having fun!


Karla, Elizabeth, Michelle, Lulu, Janet, Deirdra, me and Guy.


Back at Michelle´s house, we spent the evening at her home-studio.


My favorite stairs up to my favorite studio- it was like coming home! It is such an inspiring space!


And guess who is the queen of inspiration?! Michelle, none-other! Thank you so much for having me! Dizzy-headed, messy-making, but fun-loving, journal-painting me am so grateful!


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STING – press

By spotogspindel | February 27, 2017


Bømlo-nytt, February 22nd, 2017

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Peter Pan – press

By spotogspindel | February 27, 2017

Bømlo-nytt published this article January 26th 2017:



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The black laced choker

By spotogspindel | February 27, 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 randomly. However, when the fabric washed away, the shapes became a lot more organic than I had expected, and to be honest: I liked it a lot better now.


The finished necklace:_MG_6323

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6 000 000 STING exhibition opeing

By spotogspindel | February 25, 2017

Bømlo art group asked to show my embroidery exhibition, and today was the opening. Here are just a few photos from the exhibition:


Trine, the leader of the group, opened the exhibition.


Some of the work is redesigned wool needlepoint. Other pieces are guerilla-inspired. Yet other pieces are portraits made by fabric-printing, appliqué and machine embroidery.


There are several styles and lots of color, all giving a view into the possibilities of embroidery.


The curator took my Prayer-carpet down from the wall and put it on the floor. This was an eye-opener even for me. I think the exhibit of this one piece was made a lot more political, just by this one difference, the associations lead you in a different direction.


Family-members used as models.


Ingrid Leithaug Mjanger and Simon Madsen played so beautifully at the opeing!


Topics: embroidery redesign, exhibition, redesign, textile | 1 Comment »

6 000 000 stitches (again)

By spotogspindel | February 23, 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.

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