Felted shop

Here is a quick drive-by edition of Surfing the Knit: the Guardian today has a short photo essay on Lucy Sparrow’s art installation, The Cornershop.  The shop is a typical newsagent’s shop with one small exception – each and every item has been made out of felt:

b8a488d5-3d8a-45cb-8865-5894fce47606-620x399That’s Lucy in the above photo holding a felt edition of the Guardian.  The shop will be open for business in Bethnall Green, London, for all of August.  Everything is for sale.  I am definitely tempted by the Bounty bars.

710a589b-d5bd-4a3b-a7e3-79dfd92e5e19-620x413And, of course, no felted shop would be complete without a donation can for the “Felt Knitted Cats Trust”.

5321b41e-6d21-402b-ac9c-ba0c77420202-620x412Photographs: Rosie Hallam/Barcroft Media

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