I am seriously tickled about how this worked out. Real-life Greta Tintin Eleonora Ernman Thunberg seems to often look kind of grumpy. Well, why not. She is a very serious young person. She’s trying to raise awareness and prompt actions about the world’s big climate change issues.
I don’t think it trivializes Thunberg’s efforts to knit her. Well, possibly it trivializes those efforts a tad. But this doll will help my granddaughter, who turns 6 soon, to learn more about her work.
I often struggle with faces. But I’m satisfied with how Thunberg’s turned out. I tried to capture the essential character of the original. The eyebrows ended up just angry enough. And not trying to make Thunberg smile was the right choice.
Greta Thunberg is a LoveCrafts freebie, designed by Amanda Berry. She’s part of LoveCrafts’ “Today’s Inspiring Women,” a collection that the company launched on March 8, 2020 for International Women’s Day. I knit Thunberg in Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK and purchased the kit from LoveCrafts. Buying six 50 gram balls of yarn just to have exactly the right colors is a bit obsessive, but DK weight cotton will get used. Watch for some future colorful dishcloth knits.
Read more about Thunberg here.
I’m impressed with your doll making skills. She looks sturdy. Any hints on stuffing?
@Mary…Greta is quite sturdy. I stuff with polyfill, working with small–often marble-sized–bits of stuffing. For the narrow parts, I use a chopstick sort of stick to pack the stuffing. I wanted Greta to stand, so this time I wound stuffing around flexible curling rods and set them into the legs, extending into the body. These are the hair curlers I use: https://www.amazon.com/Tifara-Beauty-42-pack-Flexible-Curling/dp/B0182XCOGE/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?crid=2Q0BB03S9S1QV&keywords=hair+curlers+no+heat&qid=1557241959&s=gateway&sprefix=hair+curlers%2Caps%2C141&sr=8-2-spons&psc=1 I hope that’s helpful.