Art in Wood, Wool & Beads by Lynn Sponagle and Don Karney
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Flashy Felted Slippers
This is the second pair of slippers made in the wet felted technique using a resist. I love the way the colors worked out. I made the inside with violet and mulberry, then put two light layers of yellow over top. Lots of ultraviolet Angelina and a wisp of yellow to lock it in. A bit of embroidery, a suede sole and presto ... my new slippers. They're nice and warm too.
Using this technique, you can make several different styles. It's just adjusting the length between the feet. You could make boots if you wanted to, but would have to enlarge the instep so you could get your feet inside. After separating the feet, you can change the style by how you shape the opening.