This could be done using the lean away feature but with a small adaptation so that it leans away from an Exclude
area instead of an Include area. To do this just replace any reference in the script to areaIncNearest or areIncDistance with areaExcNearest
. You can then add an exclude spline hidden of any shape under the hoover to bend the wool-strings.
If you don't want the carpet under the hoover to disappear you can duplicate the Forest Pack object and in this one use the hoover as an Include area with the original Lean Out script to add back the missing elements.
Pleaae see the attached file for an example of both set-ups
I hope that helps, please let me know if you have any further questions.