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Complete stitch up? Brand new cornershop to open where everything is made entirely out of felt

You might think there's nothing unusual about a cornershop that stocks chocolate bars, chewing gum and cans of beer. But look a little closer and all is not as it first seems at this small store.

Lucy Sparrow stocks up her cornershop Credit: Bradley Garrett

At this cornershop in east London everything is made entirely out of felt. From newspapers to ice lollies and biscuits to oven chips. It's all made of felt and nothing but felt!

Lucy Sparrow stocks up her cornershop Credit: Bradley Garrett

If you want meals you can squeeze, and magazines you can hug, then this is the store for you. Even the cucumbers and carrots are made of felt. And when you get to the till that's made of felt too.

Felt products line the shelves Credit: Bradley Garrett

There are nearly 4,000 items at The Cornershop in Bethnal Green which took months to painstakingly stitch together. In total there are around a million stitches holding the products together.

Felt products line the shelves Credit: Bradley Garrett

The cornershop is the result of a lot of hard work by artist of Lucy Sparrow. She needed £2,000 to set up the shop but ended up with more than £10,000 through a crowdfunding website.

Felt version of Birds Eye potato waffles Credit: Bradley Garrett

And yes, everything is actually for sale. A tin of beans will set you back around £25. You can even buy the charity collection tin for £50.

Felt version of Findus beef lasagne Credit: Bradley Garrett

According to Lucy's website:

Highly huggable versions of everyday essentials are for sale, but will stay in the store for a month, during which time a variety of sewing workshops will take place, designed to engage the local community (particularly individuals with autism and sectors often socially excluded) in relatable, accessible art that’s relevant to them and their neighbourhood and has been brought right to their doorstep.

People can sign up to these workshops in the shop and group workshops for charities can be arranged through Lucy.

– The Cornershop website
Felt version of Pepsi Credit: Bradley Garrett

The store opens from 1st to 31st August every day 10am til 7pm at 19 Wellington Row in Bethnal Green.

Felt version of McCain oven chips Credit: Bradley Garrett

And here's some more of what Lucy has in store.

Felt Birds Eye waffles Credit: Bradley Garrett
Felt Calippo Credit: Bradley Garrett
Felt Funny Feet Credit: Bradley Garrett
Felt Magnum Credit: Bradley Garrett
Felt Mr Freeze Credit: Bradley Garrett
Felt newspapers begin to take shape Credit: Bradley Garrett
Newcastle Brown Ale begins to take shape Credit: Bradley Garrett
Felt Becks Beer Credit: Bradley Garrett
Felt Asahi beer Credit: Bradley Garrett
Felt runner beans and chillies Credit: Bradley Garrett
Felt fish fingers Credit: Bradley Garrett
Felt Linda McCartney sausages taking shape Credit: Bradley Garrett
Felt PG Tips Credit: Bradley Garrett
Felt Corn Flakes Credit: Bradley Garrett
Felt biscuits Credit: Bradley Garrett
Felt fizzy drinks Credit: Bradley Garrett
Felt fizzy drinks Credit: Bradley Garrett
Felt diet coke cans taking shape Credit: Bradley Garrett