Posts Tagged "crochet"

The Lionheart Project Crochet Lions at the Natural History Museum

Shauna Richardson’s magnificent crochet lions have arrived at the Natural History Museum. The three large beasts form The Lionheart Project, an Arts Council commission for the Cultural Olympiad.

The lions are situated in a glass case just outside the main entrance to the museum and I was instantly struck by their size. Even though I had read they were 4m tall, I still wasn’t expecting them to be so huge, lifelike and a bit scary! They have big teeth and I thought they looked a little hungry.

Even if you don’t crochet, you’ll be impressed by the work and skill that went into crafting the beautiful lions. Shauna spent two years making them. The 150 Swaledale sheep from Derbyshire who supplied the wool for the project might be a little surprised to discover that they weren’t growing jumpers!

Viewing the Lionheart project is free, and you can enjoy the free Exhibition Road Show festival and plenty of other free events in Kensington’s museum quarter this summer.

Free. 20 July – 10 September 2012, Natural History Museum
www.lionheartproject.com

Stitched Science at the Science Museum

London’s Science Museum was full of woolly monsters at the weekend as Stitch London took up residence to explore science through craft. Stitched Science included an exhibition of scientific objects made by knitting, crochet and sewing, from embroidered cells to …

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Make Do Mend at 40 Winks

Make Do Mend launched their chic craft party business at London’s 40 Winks on Thursday night with champagne, sewing, sequins and cupcakes! Make Do Mend organise bespoke craft class parties for you and your friends. Last night we were offered …

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