The people and stories behind the cushions
There are many different ways of using British wool to make a cushion - knitting, felting, crochet, weaving, sewing wool fabric, embroidery on wool, tapestry being the main crafts involved.
This versatility in wool means that anyone who wants to contribute towards making a cushion can do so and many people are learning new craft skills in the process.
Here are a few of them, together with some of the personal messages written on the cushion labels for the recipient athletes.
You can read more stories about individuals and groups who are joining in with the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in a personal way through Woolsack in the section on Past Stuffing Events
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