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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Warm and fuzzy...

So Norene and I set out to attempt to make wet felted slippers.
It was an extremely long process and made all the more difficult since
we'd never done these before. Wet felting, yes... hats, gauntlets, bowls and cuffs
but never a pair of slippers. We were a bit nervous about the amount of wool
to be used. As you can see in these pictures, Norene is beginning to lay
out the many, many tufts of roving...
It's about 8 - 12 layers.
I won't go into the fine details as I've already talked about wet felting in previous posts.
It took about 4 and a half hours to get to this point...
Obviously the one on the left is finished and the one on the right still has to be worked into shape.
It's amazing how big they start!
By the way, did you notice that these ones are NOT the same colours as the pictures above?
That's because the first pair turned out to be a bit of a disaster which is
a learning curve and we won't go into how much we learned.
Let's just say that it was enough knowledge to make us want to conquer another pair.
Never let a craft beat you!
Anyway the second pair turned out pretty good except I might change the
pattern a bit  next time...
I added some pretty orange silk bits to the tops to break up the grey colour...
I love the green / gold colours of the inside...
So there you more reason to visit the wool shop!
(like I needed one!)


Mairéad said...

I bet these would be really cosy and comfortable.

Mary said...

Oooo, those are lovely! And they look so toasty and comforting. :) Perfect for a rainy Northwest winter evening..

Cobalt Violet said...

Wow, gives me even more of an appreciation for felting! They are art pieces!