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This striking willow sculpture made by Anna Turnbull is for a client with echoes of his granddaughters and also his profession - bookbinding.

Anna started with drawings, measurements and then a metal skeleton made by her husband, Richard.

The sequence of construction involved using buff willow rods for the head and legs. Then a hoop around her legs simulated the hem of her skirt, and a dress was woven from there. Next came her jacket. Then her hair, shoes, and the book.

Finally, an old wooden stool was stripped of its paint, and Anna oiled the whole thing with a couple of coats of OSMO.

A remarkably challenging piece!

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Author Name : Alan
Publish Date : 10th May 2021
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