Janne Robberstad

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the TOU tote bag

By spotogspindel | September 8, 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 new designs have entered our everyday life. I sometimes ask myself, when does history start? Is it when people wore crinolines and corsets? Is it when my grandparents were young? Was it yesterday? This flour-bag is a silent witness of times changing. It´s already been 20 years, it´s almost antique! Yet to me it seems like this is the way a flour bag should look, the newer ones are just wanna-be´s. I guess it is a sure sin that I am getting older.


In any case, I wanted to do something with the bag, something practical. Instead of collaging it into a picture, I had the pattern printed on canvas, and made a tote-bag. It´s sewn and ironed into the exact shape the flour-bag is, so it really is the textile-version.


A heap of exclusive bags, perfect for grocery-shopping! 🙂

Topics: textile | 2 Comments »

2 Responses to “the TOU tote bag”

  1. gail Says:
    September 8th, 2014 at 20:56

    Yes, I’m old. But I LOVE it! 🙂 The bag, that is. Not the old, so much.

  2. michelle allen Says:
    September 9th, 2014 at 22:30

    absolutely wonderful!!! love them to pieces! 🙂