OH! I am so hopeless! About three weeks ago I went to the Sew Your Soul art instillation, The Cornershop. I intended to blog about it that evening and three weeks later, here I am! Those who follow me on instagram will have seen some photos weeks ago when I visited, but for everyone else, I am really sorry this is so late, as time is running out to go see it!
Lucy Sparrow is the artist behind Sew Your Soul, The Cornershop is her latest project. For the month of August, she took over an old, disused shop in East London (just behind Columbia Road) and she transformed it into a cornershop. One thing you need to know is, everything is made from felt. Not even kidding. It’s amazing, from the price ticket machine, tampons, chips, crisps, dog food, wine, newspapers, chewing gum, you name it, everything you would find in a regular cornershop, only it’s handmade from felt. Not only does each individual item look incredible, but the shop as a whole is amazing. The Cornershop took Lucy Sparrow 9 months of hard work to create, but it is totally worth it as it looks incredible and the attention to detail, thought and craftmanship involved is awesome!
Everything in the shop can be bought, you order it now and collect it when the instillation is over, and if you want to get involved, that’s possible too, as they have been holding workshops to make some of the products. Pretty cool right? Or you can buy it online.
Check out my photos and if you are in London, it is well worth popping along to. It will be on until the 31st August from 10am-8pm every day. Located at 19 Wellington Road, London, E2 7BB. I’m lucky, I live just a stones throw away, but even if you don’t, it’s worth hopping on a tube to see it!