Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Slipper Making

Just before Christmas I booked myself on a felt slipper making course with Gillian Harris at www.gilliangladrag.co.uk. What fun! I met some great people and rediscovered an old skill that I had more or less forgotten. However, under Gillian's great tuition, I was able to make a pair of funky slippers. Above you can see one of the layers.
I had to bring the slippers home to finish. Here is the final product. Hubby has decided that he would like a pair of purple ones. (He does have a pair of purple Doc Martens!) Also H (my daughter) clapped eyes on them when she was visiting last weekend. I nearly lost them. The only problem is that now the weather is warming up, my feet tend to get rather warm in them.
I loved the whole experience and have booked to go on two further courses with Gill. Hatmaking and bagmaking. Also, as I now know how to make the flowers, I have some ideas of my own. Watch this space!

1 comment:

  1. Hey, that's neat! I had never even thought of actually MAKING felt. I like the slippers too. What fun you have there!