Three lions on the road

By Rosanna Holmes,
1st September 2012 - 08:05

Catch Shauna Richardson's travelling menagerie at the Natural History Museum 

We just want to stroke and touch Shauna Richardson 'crochetdermy' sculptures, which are featured in the September issue of Homes & Antiques. Her homely work is an extraordinary mix of crochet and taxidermy, in which she applies her needlework skills to produce replicas of hares, monkeys, wild boar and even lions. 

If you enjoy the feature (or if you haven't seen it yet, the issue is on sale until 3rd September) and want to see her work up close, you can see one of her largest creations at the Natural History Museum in London. Taking 18 months and using 36 miles of wool from Derbyshire sheep, she has created three 25ft-long lions that have been travelling the country in an enormous glass case on the back of a lorry. Called the Lionheart Project, it is one of 12 regional public art pieces commissioned by the Arts Council as part of this year's Cultural Olympiad.

The Lionheart Project is at the Natural History Museum until 10th September and then at Twycross Zoo from 11th September to 21st December. 




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