British artist Lucy Sparrow has taken her passion for sewing and has gone absolutely wild. Powered by the Kickstarter campaign that she began early this year—which raised £10,744 (around $18,000)—Sparrow turned an abandoned store space in London’s Bethnal Green district into a lively exhibition lined with plush, hand-sewn felt products.
In an effort to recreate a real-life grocery, Sparrow spent seven months hand-stitching more than 4,000 items for the shelves of her exhibition, titled The Corner Shop. The “products” include everything from canned and frozen goods, cereal boxes, sweets, beer, and condiments to men’s health magazines and pregnancy tests. There’s even a life-sized cash register and a felt pricing gun.
So if you happen to be in London and are looking to get “felt up [LOL] at the cuddliest, kookiest corner shop in the world,” here are the necessary details: The store is open to visitors every day from 10am-7pm, until August 31.
Enthusiasts are more than welcome to purchase any felt product. We want to stock our incredibly-spacious NYC kitchens with them.