Loom band top designer Kelly Bull left 'disappointed'

Kelly Bull making the loom band top Image copyright Kelly Bull
Image caption "The loom bands would snap, some were less flexible and then once I'd loomed them into strips and wound them into spirals I had to work out how to hold them together," said Kelly Bull

The designer of a charity garment created from 27,000 loom bands is "disappointed" it failed to sell at auction but hopes it will now feature in a catwalk show or exhibition.

Kelly Bull, 25, from Northamptonshire, originally sold the top online for £225 but the buyer returned it so Ms Bull could re-list it to raise more money.

It took the design teacher a month to make the top for Breast Cancer Care.

She said the outcome was "unfortunate" but accepted its "niche market" appeal.

Image copyright Kelly Bull/Breast Cancer Care
Image caption The original buyer of the top suggested Ms Bull re-auction the item for "the opportunity for more publicity and extra cash going to charity"
Image copyright Kelly Bull
Image caption Kelly Bull spent four hours a day, seven days a week, for a month designing and making the size eight to 10 asymmetric spiral top

Ms Bull, from Barton Seagrave, said: "I'm really disappointed it failed to sell on its second listing because it took so much time and effort to make.

"It's a bespoke piece of designer clothing, I can only think people either thought it was an imitation following the original listing, or perhaps the craze for loom bands is just dying out."

Image copyright Kelly Bull/Breast Cancer Care
Image caption Kelly Bull regularly uses latex in her designs but it was the first time she had created loom band clothing

She added: "It didn't sell and that's fair enough. As an item of clothing it will appeal to a niche market... but it would be great to have a use for it.

"I'm hopeful it will go on display in a gallery or be used in a catwalk show to help to raise awareness of breast cancer, rather than it sitting in a box."

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