Event: Shaun in the City auction: Ruffles gets a bespoke outfit

Shaun in the City sculpture Ruffles has his outfit picked, starched and pressed for the charity auction on Thursday. See the 5 piece fabric ruffs, delicately hand-embroidered by the Royal School of Needlework, close up.

Shaun in the City Hampton Court - Ruffles - Royal School of Needlework Blackwork embroidery

On Thursday 8th October 2015 at The Mall Cribbs Causeway in Bristol, all 120 Shaun in the City sculptures will be auctioned to raise funds for children’s hospitals across the UK.

Among the flock is Deborah Wilding’s, Ruffles, whose Shaun in the City design is inspired by the blackwork embroidery technique popular in Tudor times. Since the sculpture had to be weatherproof, Royal School of Needlework tutor, Deborah painted Aardman’s Shaun the Sheep with the feel of a textile item. “Then I thought,” says Deborah, “what would be better than to have the best of both and create bespoke clothes for the grand auction night!” So, as a special touch for the grand charity auction of Shaun in the City sculptures, Ruffles will be wearing an intricate, hand-embroidered costume on the night.

Shaun in the City Hampton Court - Ruffles - Royal School of Needlework.

Shaun in the City Hampton Court - Ruffles - Royal School of Needlework close up..

Shaun in the City Hampton Court - Ruffles - Royal School of Needlework close up.

Looking very dapper in your hand-stitched collar and cuffs, Shaun!

The auction, hosted by TV auctioneer Tim Wonnacott, will also be streamed live online. Anyone who would like to register their interest in bidding, either in advance, at the event, or online, can visit shauninthecity.org.uk/auction for further information.

See the full collection of Shaun in the City sculptures (unicorns included)

Photos © Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Foundation. Charity no. 1043603
Shaun the Sheep & Shaun in the City ©& ™ Aardman Animations Ltd 2015

Shaun in the City Hampton Court - Ruffles - Royal School of Needlework ruffs cuffs