Janne Robberstad

Welcome to my site! I work as an eco-designer, an artist, as a teacher and as a researcher, 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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Archive for November, 2014

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Saturday, November 29th, 2014

Gimme, gimme, gimme… a man after midnight! (quote: Abba) Hopefully you can see that it´s men here. But you´ll never guess exactly what I´m making!?! 😉

staying focused

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

Working hard with my Textile culture project. Staying focused. Experimenting. Producing. Thinking. Writing. Evaluating.

embroidery experiment

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

Time is not just used for pre-Christmas workshops. I´ve also been busy trying to work with my Textile Culture paper. The subject is self-choosen, and I´ve chosen to work with freestyle machine-embroidery on water soluble fabric.   Freestyling within the embroidery frame.   It´s always fascinating to see how the fabric dissolves itself in water.   […]

pre-Christmas-worshop at home

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

Our oldest girl and her little boy has been here for a couple days, and we´ve had such a good time. It´s been so busy lately, it´s been good to take some days off and just BE. Victoria hash´t sewn much at all since since middle high, but wanted to make an advent calendar for Nikolas. […]


Saturday, November 15th, 2014

Finally! I finally tried hand-spinning! Below is my teacher, Vigdis, demonstrating a Norwegian spinning wheel. She also taught us how to use a hand-spindle. It´s pretty difficult to photograph and spin at the same time, so I only have photos of the finished work, and not the process. I bought some fiber at Etsy, the […]


Friday, November 14th, 2014

Hardanger is famous for two things. It´s fjord and it´s embroidery. The fjord is very scenic, and is frequently visited by large cruise-ships. The embroidery has gotten it´s international name for their own version of white-work-embroidery, used in their bunads. It´s also used in interior textiles, such as table-cloths. This weekend I am once again […]

A knitted house

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Looking for one thing, often leads me to find something completely different. Today I found a knitted house I made about 25 years ago, while still a student. It´s about 20×30 cm. It was an interesting experiment, changing all the colors, going back and forth. I soon discovered that it would be easier to knit […]

Caroline Erigine Weidel Rasmussen

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

This is Caroline Erigine, the wife of a former lighthouse-keeper Rasmussen at Bovbjerg. She had a parrot that could talk. (For real, I´m not making it up!) Of course, it´s impossible not to be intrigued by a lady like this.   So I added some color to her serious black & white portrait, and the […]

Bovbjerg fyr

Sunday, November 9th, 2014

Today was the opening of my solo-exhibition at Bovbjerg Lighthouse. My very first exhibtion outside Norway. 67 pictures all together, 23 of the my Familylife in the lighthouses-series. Bovbjerg lighthouse is a beautiful lighthouse in itself, but it´s all the people her that make it such a special place. Hundreds of volunteers help with all […]

Ready… set….

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

It´s not everyday I have this scenic road to work! I´m in Denmark, staying with some of the lighthouse-enthusiasts, and this morning I walked from their house to the lighthouse via the beach. Pretty darn beautiful, isn´t it?!!! And so different from our coastline in Sunnhordland. We´ve spent most of the morning hanging all the […]

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