Monday, 29 October 2007

Long felt want......

Today I have wanted to blog but there are too many ' subjects' I want to share and I feel like a child in a sweet shop ...not knowing what to choose because ' I want it all"!
I was going to tell you about today's little escapade but I will save that for a rainy day.. instead I am going to share my slippers with you..
I took a one day course in felt making this time last year at the American Museum in Bath..It was something I had wanted to try for a long time.. textiles not being my usual choice of medium, I thought it would be an interesting challenge and most of all FUN!!!
Well it was a day well spent and money well spent as I managed, much to my utter amazement & my family's, to produce a pair of bona fide, even quite attractive slippers by the end of the one day course..



In my usual Mr Toad way (all or nothing) I became obsessed with felt making... for a month.. and made everyone in sight a pair of felt slippers.. whether they wanted them or not!! For anyone who has made felt (not the boiling method with your best cashmere cardi) you will know just how wonderful the metamorphosis of merino wool strands into a piece of workable felt is so magical..*!*!*!*

BEFORE



AFTER



P.s This was intended as yesterday's blog.. but I was tooooo sleepy to finish it last night..

6 comments:

Nonnie said...

I keep thinking I'd like to have a go at felt making. It's on the same to do list as learning to crochet. I just don't seem to have the time at the moment unfortunately. Really love the slippers you made. I can never find a pair of slippers I like. It would be really satisfying to design and make a pair myself.

Country Cottage Chic said...

They look fantastic!

Katherines Dream said...

You have made me laugh with your felt slippers...I think they are funny, in the nicest way of course.
I am a Mr Toad...I can see that now.
AND A BIG BIG thank you for my lovely Christmas card, it is fantastic. I will keep it forever, infact I will frame it after Christmas and put it up in Nigella.
Big hugs.
x

HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS ... said...

Do you know Michele I feel quite panicky with this blogging as I too want to share all of my favourite things, I just wish I had all day to dedicate to it, there is so much I need to say, I just hope everyone stays with me! I really want to get my love of yellow/white Cornishware over, you mentioned on Katherine's Dream that you have some? I hope to get some pictures of mine on sometime, but alas I don't have a lovely dresser to sit mine on yet, they are in a cabinet and are not set off to their best advantage. Anyway back to the subject of slippers, your making of the felt is amazing, your slippers look like they have been made by an elf from the 'elves and the shoemaker'! Louise

Alchamillamolly said...

Gosh you clever girl - thank you for your comment on my blog - I would love to go the American Museum - is it as lovely as it I think it will be. How lovely findsing such a day class to go to - I used to go on bead days but they are always during the week and hols are so precious. I will be adding some of my bead pics at the weekend. I love doing it but then I make things and give them away so havent many pics. I am adding you to my side bar - I know what you mean about having so much to say to people that are interested in the same things as you are its liking finding a new friend - finding all these bloggers. I want to put them in a big room and natter and chat and laugh and natter and natter...and natter........

bj said...

What fantastic slippers! And so comfy looking. I love them.
bj