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A sex shop made entirely from felt is coming to Soho

Isabelle Aron
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Isabelle Aron

A sewing installation sounds like something your dear old nan might enjoy, right? Wrong. At least, not this one. Lucy Sparrow, the artist behind the felt tube map and a full-sized 'cornershop' filled with felt groceries, has created an entire sex shop made from possibly the least sexy fabric on the planet - felt. 

The installation, called Madame Roxy's Erotic Emporium, is setting up shop in Soho (where else?) this week and it's packed out with more than 5,000 hand-stitched sex-related items, including condoms, playboy magazines and every man's must-have bedroom accessory, a felt penis enlarger.  

Or if that doesn't float your boat, there's also some delightful bondage gear: 

Lucy hopes the installation will challenge what she describes as 'Victorian attitudes' towards sex. She's spent the last six months stitching every item in the shop, including these dainty hand-crafted condoms - just don't try using them at home.


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Madame Roxy's Erotic Emporium
 is at Scissorhand Barbershop, 2 Green’s Court, Soho, W1F 0HB. October 7-17, 12pm-8pm daily.

Want something more family friendly? Bompas & Parr are opening a museum dedicated to food and drink.

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