A yarn artist is leaving everyone wide-mouthed with her life-sized knitted and crocheted sculptures. Liisa Hietanen has used her impeccable skills with the needle to create replicas of her fellow villagers in Hameenkyro, Finland.
For her ambitious textile projects, she uses metal armatures as her base then carefully works on the covers with a combination of crafting techniques. For one of her clients, she made a sculpture of a real woman walking beside her dog and it's incredible how the artist has tried to capture the likeness. Recreating the woman’s heart long-haired pooch and patterned sweater, it’s amazing how she has managed to match the details to near perfection.
Hietanen uses her artistic techniques—particularly the monotonous acts of knitting and crocheting as a form of thinking.
Check out some photos of her amazing project below.
Yarn artist Liisa Hietanen creates life-like portraits of people living in her village in Hämeenkyrö, Finland. The similarities are uncanny.
She’s working on more villagers, too.