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« on: November 13, 2009 05:20:07 PM »

This was my first real project for wet felting. Go Big or Go Home...I made them using my own hand dyed wool in a black cherry. I think this was corridale originally. Then I added some Glitz in dark red and blue with some silk out of a batt I had bought before and spun up except for a few small pieces that were in my odds and ends bin of spinning remnants. I used bubble wrap as the resist and made the pattern out of it after tracing my foot on paper and adding an inch around the side profile of my foot. After felting I cut out the resist and then slipped them on while wet and shaped them to my feet with soap and hot and cold water so that I didn't shrink them too far as I hear happens to first timers. I spent nothing as I used stuff laying around the house and I had the wool in my stash. I do need to make a few small repairs and I think I will needle felt the repairs..

and a toe close up
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« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2009 06:57:27 AM »

Very pretty and sparkly!  great job Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2009 06:27:33 AM »

Wow, they came out great.  They kind of look like elf shoes.  Nice job.
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« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2009 01:47:47 PM »

You did a great job ensuring that your add-ins were held in by your wool fibers
And the result is so sparkly!

I can imagine you wearing these & skipping around your home on tip toes  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2009 06:00:43 PM »

BEAUTIFUL!!

I wear a size 7.5-8

(just saying)     LOL!
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« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2009 02:36:37 PM »

Thanks for the comments! I think they look like elf shoes too and everone who sees them says it too. But in a good way..lol They are pretty spiffy and for my first wet felt project I was pretty proud of how they turned out. Grin
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« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2009 11:06:05 AM »

wow! Good job! I admire your persistence. I can't bring myself to do a 2 piece project.
I know myself. Halfway I loose interest and I will end up with one slipper.

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« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2009 04:16:21 PM »

Love em!! I've yet to jump into wet felted slippers, but I know I really want to, this might push me over the edge!  They are great!


eta: Shade of Shadow, there is a way you can make two slippers at once.  I can't remember where I found the link,   but I know it was here on craftster!
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« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2010 01:52:40 AM »

Ooh yes, here's a pic of my hubby & I making our winter slippers in '08


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You create a resist that's joined at the top of the boot, by tracing your feet, and adding a rectangle.
After felting it for a while, cut them apart, remove the resist and pop them on your feet and keep felting.

Hmm, it might be time for John & I to make new ones...
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