... this blogger gave to thee ...
... a corner shop made out of felt.
The textiles designer created an art installation within a corner shop in which all the items are made out of hand stitched felt, including the till.
Sparrow spent eighteen months handstitched over four hundred products to fill the shelves of The Corner Shop. Any item you would find in a local British corner shop resides there, packets of crisps, biscuits and cat litter.
Cans of soup, pasta and drinks. Bottles of milk, sweeties and toiletries. All recognisable brands recreated to bring back the integral hub of a community which are disappearing from the UK, since the rise of the supermarket.
As part of this project, Sparrow wanted to involve the community, organising sewing workshops for children and people with neurological disabilities to help engage those who may have felt excluded from the art world in the joy and crafting.
Or use it as inspiration. Felt is a great and easy medium to craft with, it's pliable, tactile and colourful. Who doesn't like that?
Link | The Corner Shop OnlineLink | Lucy Sparrow: Sew Your Soul Website
Link | The Cornershop | The Fluffy Shop Experience
Link | The Felt Cornershop by Lucy Sparrow via Dezeen
Now, it's Christmas day... honestly how long did you make it with your family before your fingers were itching to get back online? Don't worry. I won't judge. Sometimes you need a little time to yourself on Christmas day.
Merry Christmas! Part two tomorrow...
Listening: Merry Christmas Everybody - Slade