Wednesday, January 13, 2010

H-1's Slippers

 

 

 

 


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:

http://woollove-functional-fiberart.blogspot.com/2009/11/variegated-roving-scarf.html

...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.

http://clasheen.wordpress.com/2009/12/31/latex-soles-for-felt-slippers-cold-spell-continues-and-happy-new-year/

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.



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2 comments:

Sandie Knapp said...

See, practice makes perfect. Each pair will be better than the one before. I think you are doing great!! :)

Vilt à la Kim said...

looks super!
I mostly use 250gram of wool for a pair of adult slippers, so I know they will last for a long time......