Janne Robberstad

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By spotogspindel | November 2, 2016

I´ve been busy the past days teaching and sewing. For Peter Pan I´m working on pirate-costumes and lost kids-costumes.


This is a fencing-vest for one of the pirate. Made from raw silk, layered with a thick cotton-padding fabric and an un-bleached layer of cotton-calico.


I´ve mentioned the 4 Elements-project before. I made a design for an Enthusiast-costume for kindergaten-kids. The theatre who made the project ordered 20 tunics, and a kindergarten another 13, so I´ve been quite busy over the weekend finishing them all.


The belts are ready!


All the emblems lying to dry…


Monday I had a workshop in a kindergarten. A pretty small workshop with only one participant! A male kindergarten-teacher who told us casually he´d never touched a sewing machine before, but went head on into the project, and did a great job! The theatre project-leader also helped out with the cutting. It was very nice to actually be in a kindergarten where the kids are participating in the project, if fells a lot more hands-on, getting to know the project in a much better way.


The same afternoon I was meeting another group of students, this time master-students in biology at the University. I´ll try to help them along the way in making a creative presentation for some of their research. This will be so interesting!

And today, I´ve spent the day teaching eco-scenography to the theatre-class at the local folk high school. 3 very different groups in 2 days. I really enjoy teaching, and it is so great to meet the different groups, with different needs and interests.


And to round up the day… I´ve started another costume for Peter Pan. This chunky raw silk is SO beautiful! It´s pretty though to cut actually, and I don´t think the sewing machine is enjoying it nearly as much as I do. Hopefully it will look great in the end!

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