Have you ever stepped out of your front door to be greeted by three GIANT CROCHET LIONS? No, I didn't think so! This has been the spectacular view from my doorstep this week...
Aren't they just incredible and GIGANTIC?!? Understandably they are protected from the elements by a glass case, but it does make photographing them a little tricky!
Just look at that detail - those straight lines and perfect circles!
Not the clearest of shots below, but one that gives you a sense of the sheer scale of the project set against the backdrop of Leicester's Curve theatre.
So, what's this is aid of I hear you ask? To celebrate the rich textile heritage of the East Midlands of course! These lions were hand crocheted by Shauna Richardson with 36 miles of yarn, using a 10mm hook and the wool of 150 Derbyshire Dales sheep...WOWZERS!!! You can catch this display in Leicester until 10 July, but to find out more about the project, including its tour dates across the country, hop on over here.
So friends, are you suitably impressed? If you crochet, what's the largest thing you've ever made...if you have a link to share, even better ;o)
I tried learning to crochet earlier this year, but I was pretty terrible. I finally managed to crochet a decent-ish granny square, but a week later I had literally forgotten how to do it. FAIL!!!