No, no – it’s not a stitch up. Every item in The Cornershop has been sewn together. From PG Tips and cat food, to cartons of milk and Prozac, artist Lucy Sparrow has filled a shop with felt groceries.
The art installation, (which includes 4,000 hand-sewed items) took seven strenuous months. We love things that radiate uniqueness and creativity at LONO, so some of the team went to check it out and took some pictures of the items below.
The Cornershop opened up two weeks ago in a quiet street in East London’s Bethnal Green, and is open until the end of the month. You can even buy the handcrafted goods – although we wouldn’t recommend getting your daily digest of news – Lucy told us she made the headlines up!
The artist Lucy Sparrow is the cornershop keeper.
LONO’s Jess gets her hands on a cuddly can of Stella!
Lucy and her assistant Rachel hand-sewed all 4,000 items.
Lucy describes corner shops as a ‘slice of life’.
All of the items are for sale in The Cornershop.
The whole project was said to have costed around £14 – 15,000
The project required around 300 sq metres of felt to create.
It took more than a quarter of a million stitches to complete the art installation.
Lucy told us she made up fictitious headlines.
- Location: 19 Wellington Row, Bethnal Green, E2 7BB
- Online shop: The Cornershop Online
- Opening hours: 1st – 31st August (10am – 7pm)