Needle Felting and Wet Felting – Wonderful Felted Slippers by Shelley Gerber
We are delighted with these sweet hand felted slippers by Shelley Gerber of San Diego, California and share them with
you as great inspiration for holiday gifts and guests! Felting over a resist is fun and a slipper shape is easy
to work with. For resist material, some people like cardboard or cereal boxes and some like heavy duty 6mil plastic.
Here at Living Felt, we use thick, rubbery material often used to line shelves…but without any holes.
Trace around your foot to get the proper size, then give yourself 1/4 to 1/2 inch extra to allow for shrinkage.
Once the felt is holding together (remember your pinch test) and you have a soft felt, cut out the resist.
Shaping can be done by hand, on a bamboo blind, rigid mat, wash board or even a plastic lid or tray that has ridges.
Have fun make your own booties and slippers this winter…and be sure to send us pictures!