Treat your feet and make a pair of hand felted wool slippers, perfect for keeping your toes toasty in the colder months. Learn new skills and leave with beautiful wearable art!
Felted wool slippers offer luxurious comfort and health giving properties for your feet, as they offer natural insulation and breathable temperature regulation. When worn, the felted wool will mould to the shape of each foot adding further comfort to the wearer. The wearing of wool slippers against the skin is also said to help stimulate blood circulation!
During this one day workshop you will design and make your own unique pair of felted wool slippers. These seamless felt slippers can be made in a slipper style of your choice; boot, slip on mules or clog slipper with a heel blast height of your choosing.
This is a great opportunity to learn & enhance your felting skills whilst creating a practical project. The felting techniques you will learn & use include…applying wet felting to seamless felting to creating a hollow form, shaping, fulling & blocking a 3d form, with the option of additional feature design elements.
During the workshop you will ...
- Be working with Corriedale batts / sliver
- Plan & design your own unique slippers
- Learn how to measure & create a template for your feet
- Have the option to make your own shoe last
- Understand how to calculate the shrinkage
- Make a resist pattern
- Learn how to layout the wool fibres
- Create seamless 3d felt
- Block the slippers for a professional finish
- Have the option to further embellish your slippers
- Understand how to add non-slip soles (Sew-on & Latex).
You will have access to a selection of fibres & yarns to embellish the slippers with, but please do feel welcome to bring along any inclusions of your own to add too.
Your slippers can be plain, patterned, multi-coloured or include fabric & exotic fibres. Alterntively more expereinced felters may wish to incorporate other felting technique such as nuno, cracked mud, & resists to add further interesting texture & design features.
(Please Note: Individual participants level of felting knowledge & experience will guide the extent to which you can incorporate further techniques to your design, as this workshop and time allocated is not aimed at teaching these additional processes.)
This workshop is suitable for Advanced Beginners & Intermediate Felters - those with some basic felt making experience who wish to develop their skills further. Please be aware that felting is physical and requires some stamina and upper arm strength!
Light refreshments of tea, coffee & biscuits are provided. Please bring along a pack lunch, water proof apron and a camera to help you record your work stages. All felting materials are included as part of the course alongside handout notes to help you continue to enjoy your chosen felt projects in future.
If you have and questions, please get in touch for more via the website chat function, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07753366795.
Please Note: The non-slip soles are not included. These are available either by pre-order in advance of the workshop or can be ordered after the workshop. Many people like to order after the workshop to colour match the slippers they have made.
Slipper Soles Options: All options have pre-drilled holes for easy and even stitching. The non-slip soles, thread and P&P cost between £14 - £20 depending on the mterial and style you choose.
Felted Slippers - Saturday 2nd April 2022 and 19th November 2022
The workshop starts at 10am and runs until 5pm, (participants are asked to arrive at 9:45am for a 10am start). A break for lunch is included, please remember to bring a Pack Lunch.