Monday, July 30, 2012

"Slip-On" Felt Mules- Pair 2 of 3

Altering the size and shape of the original resist.

 
Adding external slipper details to the resist surface...

...since I'm working inside-out again.



Adding a dot of color to the sole surface helps me to remember which side is which.
 
Tucking the 'heel' bit under the resist and healing the cut edge of the felt.

 
Rubbing one nearly finished slipper on a glass cutting board in order to shape it.



Uh, oh...what happened here?!?!  


A not intentionally-mismatched pair of mules.
 
Error notwithstanding, I did manage to get a nicer shape this time...

...and more coverage for my foot.

 
After drafting a new resist for my second slipper attempt...

...I rummaged through bags of pre-felt scraps for ideas.

Using 'cut out' bits, leftover from my Centipede Scarf...

...I laid a bright design on the surface of each resist.

I must confess that because my friend, Linda was here, working with me that day...

...I was laughing too hard to pay the requisite attention to my project when I cut into slipper number two. :)

If you look closely, you'll notice that I didn't use enough wool for the second pair, either...

...and will need to add more layers next time, in order to make them as thick and sturdy as pair number one.

Next time: both form and function come together.

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6 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Oh, Heather, I'm so glad I'm not the only one with dyslexic moments! You get credit for posting... I just throw my mistakes in the bin of scraps and post something else!

The resist shape definitely worked out better for keeping them on your feet. Nice!

Heather Woollove said...

Elizabeth--Yes...I definitely prefer this shape. The other ones were almost 'toe cleavage' shoes!! Giggle.

Rachel said...

Making notes here, in case I ever get to make those planned slippers for myself...

Heather Woollove said...

Rachel--Yes..."do as I say, not as I do"!! :)

Kathy B said...

Slippers look comfty Stopping by to say Hi from the blog hop. Come visit sometime, tea is cold and no shoes are required. Kathy B. http://www.southernmadeintheshade.blogspot.com new follower

Heather Woollove said...

Kathy--Thanks for visiting!