A GRAND DAY OUT
Following his close shave, a super-sized Shaun has been bedecked in three-dimensional freestyle crochet by artist Vicky Harrison of Paper Village Arts. She’s created the sculpture as part of the Shaun in the City trail that will see 70 decorated Shauns around Bristol from 6 July to Monday 31 August, before being auctioned to raise money for The Grand Appeal charity. Her giant crochet Shaun will be on display in St Nicholas market throughout the event.
Vicky used about 30 techniques to create her Woolly Wonderland sculpture. ”My Shaun sculpture took 561 hours to make – a real crochet marathon,” says Vicky. “I made him to show the versatility of crochet and how it can be developed. I love the fact that you can work in any direction and use any kind of yarn. I want him to inspire people to crochet and to experiment.” A For more information about Shaun in the City, visit www.shauninthecity.org.uky g
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14! Declare your love for craft when you are out and about with one of these decorative canvas totes for knitters and crafters. New designs from Manos del Uruguay can link you to the cooperative of craftspeople who created the yarn you love.