I should warn you again… If you can’t stand reading the word “Star” next to the word “Wars”, you’d better come back here in March. I just can’t stop !
Maz Kanata was my absolute favorite character in Star Wars : The Force Awakens. As soon as I saw her, I knew she would be perfect as an amigurumi, with her big glasses and her nice jewelry ! I tried and remember all the details I could, from her clothes color to the height of her boots and the size of her head so I would be able to reproduce that as soon as I got home.
That was on December 16th, and there was still not a picture of her on Google, except for that small thumbnail from the movie poster.
So, I went down to work, based on the memories I had from the movie. And the first Maz Kanata was born.
The torso was a bit too big, the head a bit too round, the boots a bit too high… So I started again !
And that’s it.
That’s what would have been it if everything went as planned…But then, I fell in the stairs last Friday…Nothing too bad, except a big bruise that kept me from standing up and walking. So I couldn’t take the photos I had planned to take and that postponed the pattern release. No that big of a deal… Until, I realized that a very detailed picture of Maz Kanata had just been posted on the internet…
Her skin was lighter, her pants were dark burgundy, her torso was much smaller, her arms longer…
I might be a bit fussy, but hey, that’s my favorite character we’re talking about ! So I couldn’t come down to release my pattern like that…And I started again.
On Saturday, I also wanted to test what the pattern would look like with a worsted weight yarn instead of the fingering weight yarn I’ve been using for the amigurumi. Which I did, live on Twitch. Of course, I’ve tested it with the older version of the pattern so there are small differences with the amigurumi version, but you get the idea !
This confirmed that the pattern could be worked with any type of yarn. As the eyes are embroidered, you don’t have to bother looking for the right safety eyes size ! I love the plushy version too, it makes me want to cuddle her so bad :D
A while ago I posted an article about the pattern writing process. Well, here is the proof that it doesn’t always go as planned !
After all the fuss, I could finally take the photos as planned on Friday.
But, that hasn’t been that easy either ! Have you ever tried to take pictures while in the same room as a fuzzy giant and an unruly droid?!
But hey, That’s it ! Finally ! The pattern is now available on Etsy ! As always, it’s very detailed, full of pictures and step by steps tutorials, I hope you’ll enjoy it !
See you soon !
wow She is awesome
Thank you very much Lorena !
This is amazing! I just discovered your blog! You are very talented.
Thank you very much MistressCinder :) Welcome around here !
you inspired me….i have to admit i made a crochet hat by just looking at your fantastic work…i hope to improve on it….but im very happy with the way it turned out….so thank you for your beautiful work and share….and i hate to say….i cant make these little guys…my hands are to old and stiff….but love looking at them…thanks again…and if i ever share…i will give you total credit….thanks