Thursday, 22 October 2009

Crochetdermy

photo Shauna Richardson
Leicestershire artist Shauna Richardson has been awarded a commission by the Arts Council (a government-funded body) to crochet three 30ft lions to celebrate the 2012 Olympics, which will take place in London.   The lions will cost £500,000 and take two years to make.    They will be sculpted out of polystyrene and Shauna will crochet 'skins' for them out of Derbyshire Peak District wool.

Read all about it here.

My eyes are watering at the cost of the three lions, but I do love this bunny/hare!  

8 comments:

Uta said...

Wow what an undertaking.

Anonymous said...

Sounds a bit crazy but if they're as good as the hare, they'll be worth seeing.
Anne

Gina said...

That is some commission! Love that hare though. Thanks for the newspaper Chrissie - arrived despite the postal strike and will definitely be put to use. Much appreciated.

Chrissie said...

Uta - how long would it take us?!
Anne - I think you'll have to go to Nottingham.
Gina - I rather doubted they'd be what you were after, but glad they might be of some use.

gingerwine said...

That hare is amazing!!

Just gonna have a look at your lovely blog ...


Sam x

JP said...

I couldn't imagine when i heard it on the news but having seen the hare I now can - it will take her 2 years to do it said!!!

karen said...

amazing! Wish I could get a job like that. Now that would look impressive on my list! Hope you are well, Karen

ingermaaike said...

It looks like her work is well worth the money, but boy...2 years to make something...my hat off to patience and persistence :-D