For the longest time, I have been meaning to design and weave a Venus of Willendorf that would be the same size as the original tiny statue (4 inches/10 cm) tall.
So, I finally sat myself down and worked it all out!
And, here she is:
While I was photographing the step by step photos, the sun moved across the windows in my studio (it does take all day to do step by step photos), so I chased it around in the studio so I could have little bits of rainbow in the photos.
Luckily, because we are still in ‘Very Long Day’ mode here, I had lots of hours to chase those rainbows!
By the time I finished the Venus of Willendorf, I had to go to the kitchen to follow the rainbows….
and was delighted that I was able to find a handful of rainbow just waiting for me to pour it into my dolly!
She also posed in one of the Jade plants in my studio:
and on the woven placemat that I used as the backdrop for the step by step photos:
I take hundreds of photos when I am doing the step by steps, because I want to be able to capture the essence of each step, ‘just so’, as I think that we have all become visual learners nowadays, and good pics are essential to showing how to do things.
It makes the editing process long and slow, but, I think it’s worth it to make a good pattern.
She’s woven on my beloved potholder loom, and her hair and arms were made on the Lucet.
She’s just the loveliest little handful- so comforting to give little squeezes to.
The pattern is in my etsy shop:
Happy weaving, and enjoy the sweet summer rainbows!