One of the great things about living in an urban area is the convenience of having a local cornershop where you can pick up the essentials whenever you may need them, but what about those times when you want those essential items to be made out of felt? Well, if you happen to live in East London, then you’re in luck because artist Lucy Sparrow has opened up The Cornershop in Bethnal Green where she is selling over 4,000 standard cornershop products, and all of them are made from felt.
All her highly huggable versions of everyday essentials are for sale, but will stay in the store for a month, during which time a variety of sewing workshops will take place, designed to engage the local community (particularly individuals with autism and sectors often socially excluded) in relatable, accessible art that’s relevant to them and their neighbourhood and has been brought right to their doorstep. People can sign up to these workshops in the shop and group workshops for charities can be arranged through Lucy.
Sparrow’s felt-filled cornershop will be open throughout August, but don’t worry if you can’t make it to London, because all of the products in the shop are also on sale on the project’s website.
[via Geyser of Awesome]
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