World's largest crocheted lions for Cultural Olympiad

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Leicestershire artist Shauna Richardson has spent the last two years creating the largest single-handed crochet sculpture in the world to celebrate the Cultural Olympiad 2012.

The Lionheart Project work features three enormous crocheted lions which represent the 'three lions' of Richard III and England.

Shauna, who calls herself a 'crochetdermist', says the work has its roots in the East Midlands' textile heritage.

The project is one of a number of artistic events around the region in the run-up to London 2012. They are part of the East Midlands Cultural Olympiad which is being launched this week in Nottingham.

BBC Inside Out has followed the creation of the artwork stitch-by-stitch in a film featuring time-lapse photography.

Inside Out East Midlands is on Monday, 27 February on BBC One at 19:30 GMT and nationwide on the iPlayer thereafter for seven days.

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