Just after Christmas, Sharon showed her grandson, Colby, and her son-in-law, Daniel, how to make their own wet felted slippers. Colby had made a pair two years back, but he’d grown out of them.
The guys started by creating duct tape molds of their feet, just as students do in the workshop for this class, and once they were perfectly formed, the really fun part could start….designing!
Colby wanted a boot type slipper that would lace up, and he ended up going with red and black for his colors.
Dan was inspired by a pattern on a persian rug and spent a lot of time incorporating yarn and carefully shaped pieces of roving to achieve the pattern he liked.
Aren’t Colby’s fantastic?! We trust he’ll wear them proudly and often, and can’t wait to see what he makes next, when he grows out of these!
The time and effort Dan put into his design really shows, though they’re not quiiiiite finished yet. He needs to fold some of the excess at the top of the boot over and sew on a button to keep the ‘flap’ in place. He has worn them every day since he made them and proudly tells those who comment on on them, “Thanks, I made them!”.