As any of our lovely visitors know, we like a bit of crochet here in The Buttercup Cafe. Something about its colourful familiarity just makes you smile. There’s nothing nicer than a crochet blanket over the knees on a cold day with a cup of hot chocolate.

We just came across Shauna Richardson’s amazing work. She’s an artist who creates “Crochetdermy”.  She uses crochet to sculpt realistic life-size animals. We think they’re just brilliant. How can you not smile when you look at these beasts.  We’d like one in the corner of the cafe to keep us company. Some of Shauna Richardson’s work is in the The Power of Making exhibition that’s on at The V&A at the moment. So you can see one in the flesh. Or maybe that should be, see one in the knit???

Stag by Shauna Richardson

Running Hare by Shauna Richardson


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