Wednesday, January 13, 2010
I used the same template for H-1's slippers as I did in the last post...
...the beauty of felting being that you can stop felting when they reach the perfect size!
I made the inside with the beautiful variegated roving, last seen in my scarf post:
...which felts up into a strange (and not too attractive) greyed-green shade...
...and the outside with a rich burgundy red.
Of course, H-1 insists upon wearing one 'right-side' out...
...and one 'wrong-side' out-just to be different!
(As if we're already not different enough in this house!) Giggle.
The 'action photo' is of H-1 felting one slipper to the right size...
...after I had rolled and thrown and rubbed it to a nearly-finished firmness.
Nicola recently posted about using liquid latex and ground dried corn for the soles.
I'll have to look and see whether craft stores sell the liquid latex here in the US.
(I wonder whether the corn falls off as the slippers wear?) :)
My next slipper attempt may involve a thicker end product (more layers)...
...and a latex sole.