Repurposing plastic

Sat in the corner of my studio for quite some time now has been an old and leaky washing up bowl. Meanwhile, finding something suitable for the core of my felt footstool has been bothering me for quite some time. Six months in fact.

My original idea – the core around which electrical wire is wrapped for retail – didn’t come to much. Big biscuit tin from Christmas? Mmm. They’re not as big as they used to be. Well not as big as I remember anyway, though I have probably become larger rather than them becoming smaller.  Anything knocking about Craft in Aberystwyth? Nothing that fitted the bill… Corrugated cardboard? Not strong enough and what would happen if liquid were spilt upon it.

Then ping! Lightbulb moment:

leaky bowl destined for land fill + need for stool core = SOLUTION

Why it has taken me so long to think of this I can only guess…. (sleep deprivation I think… )

Images coming soon… !


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