The Cornershop by Lucy Sparrow

This weekend we headed over to Bethnal Green to visit Lucy Sparrow's The Cornershop - an installation inside an unused commercial space. From the outside it looks like your normal corner shop, but when you step inside you will notice something very special... everything on sale is made entirely of felt!
Using roughly 300 sq meters of felt and taking about 7 months, Lucy Sparrow and her assistant made everything in the shop completely by hand - all 4,000 items! And everything in the shop is for sale. A lot of items have already been snapped up by earlier birds but we managed to bag ourselves a packet of McVities Rich Tea biscuits (see above) which we can't wait to get our hands on when the exhibition finishes! My family are big tea drinkers, and even more so, we're a family of biscuit dunkers. There is always a packet of Rich Tea biscuits on the coffee table in my parent's house!
There was so much to see that I couldn't help but take hundreds of pictures, so I apologise in advance for this picture heavy post... But if you can - go see it for yourself! The exhibition is on every day from 10am until 7pm and ends on August 31st (so you've still got a weekend to get over there!).

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