I am telling you what you see in this post will make you grin from ear to ear.
Am I right?
That’s just what I did when I saw the work of textile artist Holly Levell and when I emailed her to tell her so, she said that’s just the reaction she wants!
So what’s the story?
Holly began ‘Supermarket Stitch’ in 2011 as her final project for her textiles crafts degree at Huddersfield University.
Inspiration struck after a visit to the supermarket and her first soft sculpture was a tin of baked beans.
Her aim is to make us look differently at and shine a spotlight on every day unnoticed objects, by softening the lines of a usually solid idea and adding her personal identity.
Each sculpture is painstakingly stitched using a variety of fabrics and takes a few days to complete.
I found the detail and accuracy in Holly’s recreations of tins, cans and bottles of familiar, iconic brands astounding.
Her sculptures are like nothing I’ve ever seen before and her work has been widely noticed. She’s exhibited in New York and Paris, more recently at the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair and currently at the Heart Gallery in Hebden Bridge.
Did it make you smile like I did?