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…

VOTE

Thursday, October 1st, 2020

My modest and polite embroidered encouragement for all eligible to vote at the US-election. It is a stylized self-portrait, inspired by Obama´s old “We can do it!”-poster.

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 […]

Corona-art

Friday, July 3rd, 2020

“CoronaArt” exhibition with @bomlo_kunstlag opens tomorrow at @bomlokulturhus. It’s a members exhibition and all the art is made post March 2020, in the shutdown period. 14 participants including me with my #needlepoint #selfportrait which incedently was used in the local newspaper announcing the #exhibition. From the local newspaper, BømloNytt: The original Covid-19 self-portrait: And extra: […]

Pandemic-friendly dentist gowns

Tuesday, April 28th, 2020

Happy to help one of my best friends and favorite dentist by sewing robes for her and her colleagues. And grateful to borrow the big pianobench at @bomloteater for cutting! I an not known for wasting time on using needles. Except when I really need to. (That is one of the advantages of experience… knowing […]

Facemasks

Monday, April 13th, 2020

Do facemaskes really help? It depends on the nuances of the question. They protect MORE others from you if you are carrying the virus without knowing it, than you from others. But it does reduce the risk of you catching the virus too. How large the reduction is, depends a lot on what material you […]

Facemask embroidery

Sunday, April 12th, 2020

10 000 stitches later…. Wool needle-point embroidery on stramei, 20 x 20 cm.

A crafty fall

Monday, January 27th, 2020

I´ve been knitting this fall and winter. A lot more than usual. And not for any show, just for the pleasure of it, and mainly for myself. I´ve always loved knitting, I guess you could say I´m an idea-starter, not necessarily an idea-completer, when it comes to private projects. So I set a goal to […]

Halsnøy monastery souvenirs

Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

Halsnøy monastery asked me to ake some more small pouches as souvenirs, and l had this fabric made especially for them. The first is based on the old wallpaper inside the main house, with the old seal as a the main feature, along with the text, also found there. It´s a small pouch, a practical […]

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 […]

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