Just after Christmas, Sharon showed her grandson, Colby, and her son-in-law, Daniel, how to make their own wet felted slippers. Being the teenager he is, Colby had grown out of the slippers he’d made with Sharon two years back. It was time for a new pair!
The guys started by creating duct tape molds of their feet, just as our students do in our workshop for this class. Next, they created plastic patterns, that also act as a resist, for the correct size and shape of their wet felted slippers. Once they were perfectly formed, the really fun part could start….designing with corriedale wool roving and embellishment fibers!
With red and black for his colors, Colby decided on designing a boot type slipper that would lace up the front.
Aren’t Colby’s slippers 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. The excess at the top of the boot needs to be folded over and a button sewn on to the ‘flap’ in place. He has worn his wet felted slippers every day since he made them and proudly tells those who comment on on them, “Thanks, I made them!”.