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Team GB And Dangleboris...Knitted

Team GB And Dangleboris...Knitted
Team GB.
Team GB.
Mo Farah shows off his two gold medals, for 5,000 and 10,000 metres.
Mo Farah shows off his two gold medals, for 5,000 and 10,000 metres.
Heptathlete Jessica Ennis poses with her cocktail stick javelin.
Heptathlete Jessica Ennis poses with her cocktail stick javelin.
Andy Murray won two tennis medals.
Andy Murray won two tennis medals.
Bradley Wiggins.
Bradley Wiggins.
Mayor Boris Johnson pays a visit on his zipwire. #dangleboris
Mayor Boris Johnson pays a visit on his zipwire. #dangleboris

Jessica Ennis, Mo Farah, Andy Murray and Bradley Wiggins: four of Team GB's many successful athletes at the London Olympics, here spun out in wool by our resident stitchsmith Heather Brown. The set also includes a cameo from Mayor Boris Johnson, recreating his infamous 'Dangleboris' moment in Victoria Park.

The figurines stand just 6-7 cm tall, as can be seen from the cocktail stick javelin clutched by Jess Ennis.

The original plan was to create fun-sized replicas of all Team GB's gold medalists, but so successful was the team that Heather soon ran out of time and yarn.

More of Heather's yarn-based caricatures can be seen here, including the four main candidates from the last mayoral election.

Others have taken up needles and thread for the Olympics. Rhoda Adamson, for example, created a ganglier version of Wiggins, standing next to Usain Bolt, while Mary Haggerty stitched a miniature Olympic Park.

Last Updated 16 July 2015

Gaz Jones

Love them!

Caroline Savage

Brill! love wiggins! We had similar problems with our minifigs - too many medals! we ran out of navy blue legs!