WIP :: Felted Slippers
This week-end after we finished our pumpkin, we started on slippers I had been meaning to make with the kids for a long time… Armed with wool of their choice for the project, we started. I watched this video the night before and it was helpful — I have to say that the biggest thing I took from it was wetting each layer before moving onto the next – which I don’t usually do — but now I do. HUGE difference in the ease of layering. I find it hard to manage the cloud that becomes your PILES of roving on a resist — but this way it was SUPER easy to manage and of course, the kids LOVED being able to wet the project more often!
First, we did Elizabeth’s – mostly because Alexandre was having more fun doing dishes at this point.
2 days later (we had to break for thanksgiving festivities!) we started on Alexandre slippers.
:: and the ‘while felting one slipper’ photograph. Unfortunately, this is where the slippers currently sit. We ran out of energy/time. Worse is that I don’t think I’ll manage to felt it down to the right size — I used a bit more wool than for Elizabeth (and a bit of different wool too) and I’m not sure if that’s why but I’m still an inch longer than I need to be for them to fit — so they might be his ‘next pair of slippers’ while we work on new ones.