At the weekend, I managed to visit an exhibition that’s become legendary in its own London lifetime – which ended yesterday (sorry). It’s Lucy Sparrow’s corner shop made of felt! Entirely made of felt. In spitting distance of Columbia Road – always well worth a visit – it was absolutely intriguing, and people were queueing up to take in the treats.
Visitors weren’t allowed to touch the items, which though understandable, felt slightly contradictory. If you can’t squish a felt box of tampax, what can you do! Though I was allowed to take Ella into the shop.
The shop is such a great conceit, using fun felt to allow people to laugh at the taboo. Still, I have no idea where makers found the patience to create these 4000 items. The only thing I’m likely to make out of felt is a companion for Ella.
We bid farewell to the corner shop and went for a wander through Bethnal Green, Hackney and Victoria Park, where Ella decided to become her own art installation. Honestly, all this blog exposure is starting to go to her head.