Thursday, 18 June 2009

Preparation for felt - steps 3, 4, 5 & 6

Step 3 - Wet felting

(My daughters helping hands)

Step 4 - Felting the feet

(preparing my fiances feet)

Step 5 - Walking

(finding wool along the way)

Step 6 - Taking off the feet, hanging them out to dry

(Improvising - We could not find any pegs in Amlwch!)

The lining of my boots are 100% wool. The plastic bags that I
wrapped my feet in split and I found that the feet felt had felted
to the inner lining of the boots. It took a bit of prising apart!


ArtSparker said...

I like the feet hovering on the branches, they are very like chrysalises (sp?).

Jasmine said...

We have seen some pretty crazy catterpillars out here. I wonder what will come from their chrysalis.

Tammie Lee said...

How wonderful. I would like to try to make these. Do you think they will hold up as house slippers? Or outdoor shoes with some sort of sole on them? I chuckled when you said they adhered to your wood boots, makes sense, but I would not have thought of that. Thank you for sharing this tender and meaningful ritual with us!

Jasmine said...

Hi Tammie Lee,

I think they may hold out as slippers for a short while if you made them really thick, or as a pair of socks. They really are quite cute. They are not really designed for reuse. They can protect your feet for really long walks whilst making them. The artist who came up with the idea (Yuli Somme) walked hundreds of miles in hers. They are really comfortable too.

If like me, you are new to felting and find it difficult to get wool, Yuli Somme does sell kits with everything you need and and a dvd full of interviews and instructions. I feel I should menton this out of respect s the idea and method are not originally mine.

Tammie Lee said...

Thank you. I have taken a look at her website and I emailed her as well. Simply because I am considering buying her kit. I am completely new to felting. Thank you~