Going underground

LucyLucy Sparrrow has lovingly embroidered a giant map of the London Underground.

It took the 23 year old 42 days to create the 9sq m tapestry which is made up of 2,400m (2,625 yards) of thread and 142 buttons.

Unfortunatley, her plans to display the piece of art on the Tube network have been scuppered by Transport for London bosses who say she will have to pay for the privilege.

The Brighton-based textile artist next plans to make tapestries of other subway systems at home and abroad and eventually to make a full-sized car out of felt. She has been making sculptures and embroidered artwork since she was ten years old.

Her felt creations include a telephone, a giant box of crayons, a tin of sardines, a cello and even a heart monitor.