Woolly Thoughts Cushions

Many of these cushions are inspired by mathematics. Others are illusion knitting and some are just ideas that captured our imagination. We have patterns for many of the cushions, available from woollythoughts.com and ravelry.com.
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Circle Illusion Cushion Covers

Circle Illusion Cushions pattern by Steve Plummer

Hexaflexagon - Addictive crochet folding cushion with 6 different faces

Hexaflexagon Cushion pattern by Woolly Thoughts

Confusion Illusion Chevrons - Illusion knitting cushion or wall-hanging

Woolhelmina's Confusion Illusion Chevrons

Can you see chevrons pointing in both directions? When I first look at this I always see the dark purple chevrons. When I look again I see lilac chevrons pointing the other way.

Rose - Illusion knitting cushion cover or wall-hanging

Rose Illusion pattern by Steve Plummer

This Rose Illusion is one of four national emblem cushions I originally designed for the Woolsack project as part of the Cultural Olympiad for The others are:

Thistle - Illusion knitting cushion cover or wall-hanging

Thistle Illusion pattern by Steve Plummer

This Thistle Illusion is one of four national emblem cushions I originally designed for the Woolsack project as part of the Cultural Olympiad for The others are:

Dragon Curves on a filet crochet cushion

Scaled Down pattern by Woolly Thoughts

Escher-style Illusion Cushion Covers

Escher-style Illusion Cushions pattern by Steve Plummer

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Daffodil - Illusion knitting cushion cover or wall-hanging

Daffodil Illusion pattern by Steve Plummer

This Daffodil Illusion is one of four national emblem cushions I originally designed for the Woolsack project as part of the Cultural Olympiad for The others are:

Illusion knitting cushion made for a member of the 2012 Paralympics Ireland team

Woolhelmina's Irish Cushion

The aim of the Woolsack project was to make a cushion for every athlete (who wanted one) coming to the Olympic and Paralymic Games.

Dragon Curves on a filet crochet cushion

Scaled Down pattern by Woolly Thoughts

Small items using surface crochet Dragon Curves.

Shamrock - Illusion knitting cushion cover or wall-hanging

Shamrock Illusion pattern by Steve Plummer

This Shamrock Illusion is one of four national emblem cushions I originally designed for the Woolsack project as part of the Cultural Olympiad for The others are:

Confusion Illusion Arrows - Illusion knitting cushion or wall-hanging

Woolhelmina's Confusion Illusion Arrows

This is an illusion knitted cushion but it is doubly confusing because it has arrows pointing in both directions. I always see the brown arrows first and have to look harder to s.

Teddy Bear Illusion Cushion

Teddy Bear Illusion Blanket and Cushion pattern by Steve Plummer

Square Deal - Cushion with 21 different squares to make a large square (In 12 Pillows of Wisdom)

Cushion: Square Deal pattern by Woolly Thoughts

Square Deal represents the smallest number of different squares which can be fitted together to make a larger square.

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