Sunday, 30 May 2010

Felting Slippers


Felting Slippers
for Me !


I decided my feet are cold enough (especially early morning)
to make a pair for myself.
But, since I've used most of my natural corriedale fleece
on the last pair and I'll need the rest to finish my Medusa,
I've decided to try some dyed corriedale fleece
I had bought for needle felting.
The results are quite different ...
fluffy and took a long time to come together. 

... and it's BRIGHT blue ... but I think I can live with that!

I laid out some light blue corriedale and silk paper flowers...

then laid out the sole...

wet it down, wrapped it over and the felting began ... 

THEN I HEARD
A SNUFFLING SOUND ...

It had been raining and it was cold,
so I had let our husky inside on her mat.
I turned around and there she was 
- a mouth full of freshly carded fleece from my work room.

"Uh - Oh" ... she dropped the fleece and sat quietly,

 looking at me as if to say
"What fleece? ... Who did that? ... It wasn't me !"
I have seen this face before ... but I have to love her !

  I felted, rubbed and rolled, I cut the opening for my foot,

rubbed and rolled some more, turned them in the right way
... and rubbed and rolled some more
and when I had no fingerprints left ...

this was the result

 ... made with love

to find more information on how to make your own pattern 
visit Pat Sparke's site !


12 comments:

Karen said...

Gorgeous Slippers, i love the hearts on the soles and the flowers on the top. very sweet xoxo

The 2011 Convergence Committee said...

Hi Aussie Felter, just had to come over and take a peak at your blog. Love the slippers and love the dog too. We are going to be posting soon on cats that felt on our blogs - such fun to see what the animals get up to when they get there paws on that lovely wool. Happy felting.

fiberfanatica said...

So good to see you are still felting. I am not, unfortunately. But am sewing. Your slippers are wonderful - as is all your work. Lots of time past, and lots of changes in my life. Am at hotmail.com. Find me also on FaceBook, Elaine Rutledge, if you don't have that address, and send me a message. Have lots to ask you about the kids and all. Love you!

Kelly said...

Love your slippers! I have wanted to try a pair for quite a while now! Very cute!

Florcita said...

what a beautifulk color! The slipers are very pretty as well as tat gorgeous dog!

petro said...

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petro said...

thanks for your words in my blog. Make some very nice things.
Regards
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Cash en Els said...

Oh I love your slippers but your dog, I think she adorable ;-))

Terrie said...

Thanks for sharing how to make it. Very helpful, will try it in our winter.

shirley bligh said...

Have just found your blog and really love those felt slippers, I am sure they would be so cosy.

Leedra said...

I thought I was going to attempt wet felting....that was all I did...attempt it. Back to knitting again, and adding needle felting to the felted knitting.

Leedra said...

I only said half of what I meant to say....your slippers give me inspiration. Your slippers are beautiful, wish I could do them, but I still think wet felting will be left to others. LIke the color and the design additions you picked.

What is felting?

"FELT" The Essential Macquarie Dictionary meaning:

"A non woven fabric of wool, fur or hair matted together by pressure"

Fibres can be manipulated with the use of soap, water, friction and heat variations ..........or the use of barbed needles to create many interesting, practical and wearable things.

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