I am becoming an expert on ballerinas – this is now a third one in my CV.
It was an order for a birthday present and a portrait of the birthday girl. This time I bypassed the complications of creating fingers on her hands but experimented with her feet, which can do bending backwards and forwards, like the type of exercises ballerinas do.
I am so much into crocheting toys at the moment, – it’s truly is fun and the results are so nice to hold in your hands. I picked up this hobby only couple of months ago. Where was I all these years before?
I don’t know why I’m doing this to such an extreme detail – this was only a request of my 5-year old boy to crochet him a ballerina partner for his ballet pretend games. Now my eyebrows go roof-shaped /\ every time I see him bending her legs to her head or twisting her in all sorts of yoga bends. I wonder how long the wire inside her will bear that for or if she will stay so purely white and pink for very long.
The main objective of today’s photo shoot was to capture the ballerina at the height of her career, before she starts getting all sorts of sporting injuries.
Both Daniel and his ballerina partner are about 13,5 – 14 cm tall and were crocheted using 0.6mm or 0.75mm hooks and mostly Anchor cotton threads.
Welcome to Covent Garden!
The stars of the Royal Ballet
A scene from the ‘Sleeping Beauty’
Daniel just can’t take his eyes off her
They both are 13.5-14cm tall
Only one ‘prep’ photo this time