a felting day

…which turned into more of a felting sejour. i used this pattern, but i am ready to tweak it the next time since the extra allowance for shrinkage was much to generous (or perhaps my feet size is much too generous) and i ended up with both feet too large and one foot even larger. the seams as well must be improved next time around. however, after much felting, then more felting, then a bit more, the slippers are warm and wearable. and adorned with one of jennifer’s christmas gifts: a elk bone button.

2 thoughts on “a felting day

  1. Shepherdess

    I like the colours but what kind of wool were you useing. it looks likeyour finished slippers are still spongy. I am a felter, in ontario as well. Google blog search in my google reader brought this post in your blog up for me. Ann ann(at)shepherdsspringfarm.ca

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  2. Amaryah

    Yep, you're right, Ann, they are not as tight a felt as I was going for. However, I'm using a blend that a local farm carries. I don't know every breed in the blend but from what I do know, some are good wet felters, and one in particular, is not. So that might be the problem. Next time, I'll try different wool.

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