Janne Robberstad

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The exhibition at Osteroy

Monday, October 26th, 2020

Information about the 6 000 000 STING (stitches) exhibition is on Osteroy museums´webpage “Are you sure this is where you lost the car-keys?” Prayer-carpet Women´s work, women´s world. New embroidery in ancient logged house. Sign o´ the times…

6000000 STING exhibition 2020

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

I am so happy and grateful that my embroidery-exhibition is once again about to hit the road. This time it will travel to Osterøy Museum. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, only 20 people are allowed inside simultaneously, but the exhibition is open for two weeks and is part of “The Wool-weeks”, with several other inspiring exhibitions […]

The magical, mystical, the weird and wonderful world of books!

Saturday, June 27th, 2020

A good book is a treasure. It can take you deep inside yourself, or far, far away. To other other worlds, to other cultures, to other minds. It can broaden your horizon and it can broaden your mind, your imagination, your talents, in addition to your knowledge. It can make you forget yourself, forget time […]

Upcycled pouf

Saturday, December 7th, 2019

There never seems to be enough storage-space. So when I found this cute, little pouf, I bought it. It has the delightful characteristic that is is: 1. Big enough for storage. 2. Solid enough for people to sit on when I need an extra seat. 3. It is made of all-natural materials, a wooden frame […]

Upcycled cupboard

Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

Our local recycling center has an own department called “Too good to throw away”, where people can put their stuff instead to tossing it in the dump. And others can pick up what they like for free! Aaaaand I found this wooden commode there and thought “Hmmm, I can do something with this!” I also […]

Upcycled dollshouse

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

I found an old, tired dolls-house at a charity-shop a couple of years ago for $3, and thought I could do something fun with it. I still remember how badly I wished for a dolls-house when I was a little girl, and thought perhaps the case might be the same for my niese. The roof […]

Open day at the workshop

Sunday, August 27th, 2017

Saturday, we invited the public to an open house at the workshop. It was a social event, and lots of people stopped by. Everyone that came, had to drill a screw into the fish, as a symbolic participation and ownership in the project. Old and young! The kids also had the opportunity to make their […]

6 000 000 STING exhibition opeing

Saturday, February 25th, 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 […]

6 000 000 stitches (again)

Thursday, February 23rd, 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.

The silk-rabbit vest

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

The vest is made with a big rabbit-fur vest I bought at a charity-shop. It smelled like an ashtray, so I put a lot of effort into removing the stench. First, I tried my ozone-cabinet, without any effect (Which is the first time!) Then I had it on a hanger in a dry-cleaner plastic bag, […]

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