Monday, 25 August 2014

A Visit to The Cornershop

I took a trip to East London last week (as part of a Nice Day Out) to visit Lucy Sparrow's Cornershop.

This is a pop-up shop with a difference - all the products in the shop have been hand-stitched from felt!


Lucy stitched all the products herself, right down to the felt signs and felt till / cash register.


There are biscuits and beer...


... lots of felt newspapers...


... tins of sardines, baked beans, soup, custard and fruit cocktail...

 

...  and jars of sweets and bottles of gin.

 

There's a chiller cabinet with butter, cheese, milk, cans of Coke and boxed sandwiches...

 

... and freezers with ready meals, oven chips, plus icecreams and ice lollies.


Don't forget the Marmite and Custard Creams!


There are also felt versions of all your household essentials, like toothpaste, shampoo, washing powder and dog food.


Plus (of course) lots of schoolkid-tempting treats like sweets and crisps.


Delightful!

The Cornershop is open every day until the end of August. You can read more about The Cornershop and Lucy's previous felt artworks here and buy products from the shop here.

10 comments:

Blooming Felt said...

Such fun ! What a shame we missed one another - another felty catch up would have been nice x

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

The picture of the corner shop reminds me so much of the one my Mom & Dad owned in east London. Such a great idea having everything made of felt ... no expiry dates to worry about.

Rebecca Greco said...

I've been seeing photos of this online and it looks so amazing! I would love the opportunity to see it in person, it is such a neat idea!

Jane Shaw said...

wow looks amazing. Such a lot of work

Cate Lawrence said...

Oh wow, I would love to visit it!

BugsandFishes said...

Blooming Felt - it was so funny that we ended up going on the same day! We must get together sometime soon x

Linda - apparently people have been walking into the shop thinking it's a real cornershop and being very surprised :)

Rebecca - is is such a fun idea, isn't it? I'm sure it's making some serious artistic points about commercialism etc but for me it's just plain joyful.

Jane - yes, I can't even imagine how many hours of stitching must have gone into this

Cate - isn't it fab? :)

Bekah said...

That looks incredible! Such an interesting idea and cool to see the interpretations of the packaging :)

Lily said...

Woah, that looks so insane, but fun =) I wonder if stuff can be bought there... :o) If so, the creator has to work on restocking sold items, and spend even more time... over and over and over... :D

saysie said...

Wow that's incredible! So impressive, that must have taken ages. Is she selling the produce? :)

BugsandFishes said...

Yes, she is selling the items from the shop! :) You can view all the products & buy them here: http://www.thecornershoponline.com/

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