Janne Robberstad

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The Girly-girl-bag workshop

By spotogspindel | August 1, 2010

Today it’s official for all the world to see: I am going back to Artfest, and this time I am going to teach!

You are welcome to join me and over 500 other wonderful people April 6th to 10th 2011 in Port Townsend, Washington, USA.

The sewing machine is my friend, and has been for quite some time, and together we came up with this combination of techniques, that will give a very handy end-result.

Textile purses and bags, with appliqued and freestyle machine-embroidered girls on them. Or as I call them:

The Girly-girl bags!

You can finally make use of all those fabric-scraps, ribbons and beads lying around. I´ll be showing you a a fun and informal approach to making whimsical bags and personal purses.

For more information, check out the Artfest 2011-site.

And if you have any questions regarding my workshop, please don´t hesitate to ask me.

Topics: workshops | 4 Comments »

4 Responses to “The Girly-girl-bag workshop”

  1. Erin Leigh Says:
    August 22nd, 2010 at 06:39

    These are fabulous, Janne. I love them. I wish I could be there!

  2. Aimee Says:
    September 1st, 2010 at 01:00

    Oh how I hope I can attend next year!! I missed it so much this year, I moped the entire weekend! If I do get to go, it would be a dream to take your workshop Janne!

  3. karla Says:
    December 29th, 2010 at 18:30

    oh my goodness Janne… I had to come check out your workshop after what you posted on Michelle’s blog… I had no idea you made these bags or were teaching this workshop at Artfest!! I LOVE them!! I could not figure out what I was going to make for our girl gift exchange until one ARTing evening Michelle showed me how to sew the face that she said you had showed her how to sew… and I fell in love with it. I wanted to make something practical and useful thus the zippered bag was born. Thank you for your inspiration and for your kind comments on my blog about them… they were fun to make.

  4. spotogspindel Says:
    December 29th, 2010 at 18:49

    Karla, you´re so sweet! Thank you! It´s nice if I can inspire. You and Michelle inspire me. And Jess and Alexis too! A whole family of creative gals! Oh, what joy! I miss you guys! And am so much looking forward to our next ARTing-night together sometime in March/April! 🙂
    Have a great new year and keep on arting!