Sunday, February 6, 2011

'Slip-Ups'-Revisiting Slippers- Pair #1

Sandwiching cotton cheesecloth for strength in the sole areas.

 


Adding pre-felt designs.

 


After cutting: felting and fulling.

 


'Twin 2' modeling her new slippers.

 


Those of you who know me well...

...know that I'm not very good at slipper-making.

But then you also know that I don't give up easily...

...so here I am again.

This is the first of three attempts...

...and I think they each got a little better as I went along.

This pair is pretty pitiful...

...so I didn't even bother tacking down the errant pre-felts!

My daughter says that they look like a cross between a dinosaur and a rooster...

...and she has gotten some funny looks in the hallway of her college dorm!

My friend, Deborah, is an excellent slipper-maker...

...and she told me that for these (and the others I made), using merino top was really not the best way to go.

So, onto my 'must have' list goes Gotland or another outerwear roving...

...and in the meantime, I'll show you how my other two pairs came out.

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8 comments:

vilterietje said...

coeld show you pictures of the loch ness monster, but rooster/dinosaur covers it all.I love them:)

Heather Woollove said...

You're right, Riet! The way the pre-felt ridge sticks out, it could be Nessie! :)

Joei Rhode Island said...

I thought they looked rather like elf booties.

Patty Biermans said...

But they are warm, don't they? Hugzz...Peebee

Heather Woollove said...

They do, Joei, don't they??
Yes-She's been wearing them, happily, Peebee...but I need to make her some less embarassing ones! :)

elisvermeulen said...

Have a happy Dawn week Heather!!

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Elis!! I can't believe this week is finally here...it's going to be SO MUCH fun! XXOOX-

FeltersJourney said...

Thanks for the compliment Heather :) You should of seen MY early slippers! lol
xx