Joy Pitts: Nottingham woman makes art from labels

Joy Pitts said her creations look like paintings from afar but up close it is clear a transformation has taken place.

An artist has been getting recognition after turning thousands of clothing labels into works of art.

Joy Pitts, from Nottingham, collects labels from charity shops and clothes that are to be turned into rags.

Fashion icon Paul Smith is a fan of her work and last year one of her pieces was selected for the Royal Academy’s summer exhibition.

Ms Pitts described being selected from 12,000 submissions as a “real eureka moment”.

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