Slipper workshop

I was privileged to teach a lovely group on Friday and we had great fun making slippers and using our own feet as the lasts. Until you’re sure you want to make lots of slippers it doesn’t make sense to buy polystyrene lasts as they’re not adjustable and you’d need a pair for each shoe size. So it’s obvious isn’t it? Just use your feet.

I love the contrast interiors on these slippers and the sparkly bows on the green pair are great. Once you have a basic pattern it can adjusted for many styles of slippers / boots. It’s also quite simple to create patterns and make slippers for other people’s feet in the same way. However, if you’re totally smitten you can buy lasts from Wingham Wool Work. It’s also possible to do some shaping by using an old trainer or a wellington boot. As usual with felting, there’s always more than one way to do things.

That’s the last of my workshops for a while so I hope to be showing you more of other crafty things I get up to and experiments with dyeing that I’ve been putting off for far too long.

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