Gallery: Melanie Kay Delicately Stiches Messages About Alcoholism Into ...


Textile artist Melanie Kay highlights drinking abuse issues by intricately stitching stories, messages and images about alcoholism onto old beer cans. Using the recycled aluminum cans as her main vehicle, the Mancunian creative takes unsettling stories she sees in the media, in films, or in her own life as her main inspiration. Sinister events, sad characters, roses, and even the police force, are hand- or machine-stitched into each piece of aluminum, giving new use to old beer packaging as a textile to be used in other designs.

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