This past weekend my gurl Emily and I learned to felt from another great buddy, Kate. The result: these felted baby shoes. Maybe my favourite creation.
Little bit of the felting process…
Our teacher. Thanks Kate!!
Mine (above) looked a little mangled at first. But I still loved them. Emily chose to make the booty shape (below), and they looked great right away. Emily later added deer hide to the bottom for tread, from the hide that Emily and I found in the woods and later tanned together. THAT’S how WOODSY we are. SON.
Kate’s perfect one’s pictured above. Kate has a booty business – Bumbletoes. Each pair is one of a kind and a beautiful baby gift that will certainly be cherished.
Under Kate’s tutelage I sewed some fabric to the little shoes and they turned into the most beautiful baby shoes ever.
These look awesome! I have seen people knit wool first into booties/slippers and then felt it, but this looks like no knitting involved… cool. Inspirational.