Hello, How are you on this fine Friday?
The first of a new month, a new beginning, so much potential...
Go for it...
Maybe we will even see the sun poke out today ;0)
I got busy the other day and felted my new wool slippers.
Off to the local laundromat me and my slippers went...
We have a front loading machine at the house so that was not going to do.
I had other wool items that I was trying to shrink as well and they also needed to be closely monitored while in hot water...
First step: Select whites cycle on washing machine for hot water.
Slippers are handmade with 100 % wool.
Even the embroidered little snow flakes are made with 100 % wool.
Everything must be wool as it will all shrink together.
I added just a little of laundry soap, not much just a pinch or tablespoon of liquid laundry soap.
The top loader is great, you can lift the lid and check how the shrinking process is going many times. I suggest that you do. You don't want to over shrink, not a good idea...
Do you have a top loader or front loader washing machine?
Which do you prefer?
Second step: Let the washing machine go through all of its cycles, the agitation of the rinse cycle will help with the felting. Lots of agitation is best...
I hand embroidered the little snowflakes to help determine the right slipper from the left slipper.
Otherwise...it is very hard to tell your left slipper from your other left slipper ;0)
Step three: Washed slippers go in the dryer.
We have a gas dryer at the house, which I set to the hottest cycle.
Just the slippers nothing else.
Some would have added wet jeans or tennis balls to help with the felting process.
You may if you like.
Now this is where the monitoring comes into effect as you don't want to shrink your adult slippers into toddler slippers... ;0) Although those would be really cute!
I opened the dryer about every 10 minutes to see how much shrinking was going on...
Try them on a few times to see how they are fitting!
big foot... visit here!
Felted 100 % Wool Slippers
"knitted clog style slippers-felted"
handmade with 100% wool
(Lake Joseph one of the three big Muskoka Lakes, in Ontario, Canada)
One of our many finest cottage country destinations!
So, after a hike on a winters day...
I have these to come home to...
Thank you, Jessica for making them for me xxoo
My daughters spoil their mother rotten!
I am so proud of them, such big generous hearts they have...
Have a great day everyone!
All the Best,