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Venus of Willendorf Crochet Pattern »
InstructionsEasy and fun project!
Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Cute, Classic
18 wpi fine/laceweight acrylic yarn and polyfill stuffing.
What was your inspiration?
Sometime ago, I came across this on Wikipedia:
"The Venus is not a realistic portrait but rather an idealization of the female figure. Her vulva, breasts, and swollen belly are very pronounced. This suggests a strong connection to fertility. Her tiny arms are folded over her breasts, and she has no visible face. Her head is covered with what might be coils of braids, eyes, or a kind of headdress. The lack of a face has prompted some archaeologists and philosophers to view the Venus as a 'universal mother.'"
and I was so inspired to make her!
What are you most proud of?
This is one of my most popular project and pattern!
A lovely buyer, who teaches Art and History, purchased the first Venus doll that I made, said "....to show my students how a neolithic artwork lives on in modern interpretations".
And she had her on display at the Quinnipiac University, Connecticut :)
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Go for it! It is a really fun project!