Janne Robberstad

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the embroidered car!

By spotogspindel | April 17, 2016


How fun is this?!

A go-kart-car was delivered on my doorstep yesterday, to be embellished with embroidery! All for the exhibition, and commissioned by the museum. Hopefully it will be an eye-catcher at the entrance. But before that, I intend to have a lot of fun making it! The car itself is made by Paul Venaas.


I´ve been collecting these embroideries from charity-shops for over two years now. Most of them I have been able to recycle into new textiles. But some of them have been glued down to cardboards before being framed. And some of the cardboard has stuck to the textile, when I peeled it off. I haven´t been able to use them… until now!


As you can see I use a lot of glue too, covering the wood in wood-glue/PVA-glue. That way the textiles really stick. Can´t have them falling off when the go-kart is speeding down a lane in a race!


I don´t know if you can see it, but the front is 3-dimentional, where the middle part is framed.


Ok, my part is done. I can hardly wait to see it mounted back together again!

Topics: Diverse, textile | 2 Comments »

2 Responses to “the embroidered car!”

  1. gail Says:
    April 17th, 2016 at 22:44

    What a fun project! Now I wish I had collected all the bits of embroidery I’ve seen over the years. 🙂

  2. michelle allen Says:
    April 19th, 2016 at 19:18

    super cool!!! what a fun way to recycle embroiderered pieces. i’ll have to keep my eye out for some at garage sales etc! xoxo