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« on: May 05, 2007 05:15:30 PM »

I did a lot of soft sculpture in my final year of art class, but lately I've been doing more hand felting so I had to go back a little bit into my first projects to when I was still working only with craft felt. This is a project that met the requirements of an observational assignment, we had to spend about two classes looking at a particular part of the room (of our choosing, thankfully) and then do a lot of observational drawings, followed by a final project. Most people chose to draw or paint theirs, but I wanted to try soft sculpture. And I've been doing it ever since, I guess! This is a section of the wall that had an outlet with a microwave (that's the grey one) and a stereo (that's the black plug) plugged into it. I wish I had better pictures that showed the little plastic teeth that the black plug has instead of prongs, but I gave this entire piece away after I was done with it. The two plugs are made entirely of felt and then stuffed, and the wall itself is a foam cushion. There's a metal button serving as a screw in the outlet, but you can't really see it from this angle. The outlet is made out of felt, and the part that the black plug is plugged into has little slots cut into the foam for its prongs. For scale, the wall is about 20 by 20 inches.

For the record, this is probably the project I've done that seems the most dangerous as a toy for kids. Not because of the way the entire thing is made (it's all pretty securely attached) but because I think it undermines the "don't stick things in the socket" rule just a little bit.
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« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2007 09:45:39 AM »

What an unusual idea!

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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2007 07:17:23 PM »

an interesting idea.  Smiley

« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2007 06:11:02 AM »

I was looking at the picture entries to vote today and went "did someone make a felt wall with an outlet?"  Fantastic.  Not the flashiest entry, but great for its realism.  And as long as a child is kept away from real outlets with safety covers, I don't see this as any more dangerous than toy swords/guns/cookware/power tools.  I would have wanted to play with the power cords - I still play with power cords, but that's an integral part of music/crafting/computers.

I guess I'm trying to say is this is wonderful.
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