Can you help this lady sheddie cover her shed in sequins?

You may remember last year the wonderful coverage of some allotment sheds in fabric by Artist Elena Thomas

Well now sheddie Sarah McManus is aiming to go something similar but different with the loyal shed.

Here are some photos of the shed to be done up.

This is Sarah’s request.

I am a third year Fine Art student studying at Swansea Metropolitan University and an element of my External project is communication and partnership with a commercial, outside, third party.

My work so far has consisted of using materials that are colorful and sparkle. To date, my work has included the use of a great deal of Glitter, confetti and sequins.

The progression of my work this year has brought me to a stage where I intend to cover a garden shed in sequins. Both my tutor and I think this would be an extremely effective means of expressing what I want to achieve from my work. I want to use a Garden shed as this is traditionally where a man ‘escapes’ from the home and domestic environment. To cover it in Sequins both aesthetically ‘feminizes’ the shed and would present the shed as demasculinised.

In order for me to carry out this piece of work I will need a large quantity of sequins. My budget will not stretch to cover the cost of the materials needed. I have sourced a second hand shed and have a location for the installation of the piece but require funding to acquire the sequins.

I would need roughly 5-6 kilos of sequins (some 800,000) which at wholesale will cost £500. I am looking for sponsorship or contributions from anyone who may be interested in my project.

If am successful in receiving the sequins I will place the shed on an Allotment in Swansea along with a sequined wheel barrow and other garden tools.

So if you can help get some sequins on the cheap then let me know or put a comment below.

By Andrew Wilcox

I love sheds Founder & judge of Shed of the year - Wilco writes mainly about sheds. About the blog Enter your shed into #shedoftheyear


  1. Thankyou so much Knitshade, I really appreciate your help.

    Thankyou everyone for your comments! I really hope I can do this.

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