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Felt Your Feet: Slippers or Boot Liners

Course Overview

Warm up winter by making your own woolen slippers or short boot liners. Using the ancient no-knitting wet felting technique, you will make a cozy, warm pair of slippers or boot liners. The craft hasn’t changed in centuries except we now use soap instead of ash or urine. It’s a simple, almost magical technique that transforms fluffy wool into a durable thick material that is sculpted to the owner’s foot through patient, energetic agitation. We will discuss options for adding soles. Supposedly, the all-wool liners are warmer than the poly fiber mix that is so prevalent, but you’ll have to be the judge of that yourself.

Students who choose to make slippers rather than boot liners can anticipate completing the project by early to mid afternoon on day 2 and can choose to make a small felted project, learn needle felting slipper and sock repair or leave a bit early. Be prepared for physical exertion and being on your feet for this project.

NOTE: When registering, please specify your shoe size and your preferred color from the following list in the Additional Information field (available in the last step of registration):

Teal, brown, dark blue, maroon, red, orange, golden yellow, royal blue, light blue, gray.

(Note that this is not a guarantee of your chosen color being available).

Dates

Sat, Nov 14th, 2020  –  Sun, Nov 15th, 2020

Course Details

Length: 2 Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age: N/A
Registration Cost: $170.00
Additional materials fee paid to instructor when class starts: varies ($35-$60)

Required Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

  • two large towels

Optional Tools

If you have your own wool, bring it and we will test its suitability for the project.

More Information

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.