Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Leather-Soled Pre-Felt Men's Slippers- Part 1 of ?

Laying out layers of solid-colored...

 
...and variegated wool roving...

 
...to make a large rectangle of pre-felt.

 
Wetting out the wool.

 
A close-up of the finished pre-felt on side one...



...and on side two.



A full view of the dried pre-felt sheet on side one...

 
...and on side two.

 
Since it's always good to have a few sheets of finished pre-felt on hand...

...I wasn't sure what I would make with this piece when I prepared it.

Using bits of (mostly) blue or variegated blue roving that I had on hand...

...I laid out several layers of wool in a large rectangle...

...covered them with soapy water (and bubble wrap)...

...and rolled the bundle fifty times in each of the four directions.

Next time: the pre-felt is cut into shape.

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7 comments:

Mattie Versteegen said...

Everytime I read part ONE I can hardly wait for the final part.
But I am glad I don't have to wait too long.
Your present, the bracelets arrived. They are gorgeous. Thank you so much, Heather. I shall write about it in my blog this week.
Grt.Mattie

Rachel said...

Side two looks like an impressionist painting!

Heather Woollove said...

Mattie--I'm so happy that the bracelets have arrived and that you like them. :)
Rachel--It does, doesn't it!?!? (Purely accidental!)

Karolina Zienkiewicz said...

Kolory niczym toń oceanu. Świetne.

WonderWhyGal said...

I really enjoy the prefelts you make along with the shapes. I'm assuming it's your way of stash busting.

Sandie Knapp said...

I can see myself using pre-felt for almost everything. It just seems to me it would be easier to cut out and sew together into what I want, than using resists and hoping everything comes out right. Proof that I know nothing about felting, right? LOL

Well, the cloth is lovely. :)

Heather Woollove said...

Karolina--You're right...it does look like the ocean!
Andrea--Yes-when I have little bits of different colors left, it's a good way to de-clutter! :)
Sandie--I think you have a pretty good idea of how I use them! This time, I don't stitch the pre-felts together...but they definitely are a shortcut! :)