Saturday, January 8, 2011

Felted Slippersocks

This is my first try at felting, a process where you make a crocheted or knitted piece larger than you plan it to be, and use 100% wool.  After the piece is finished, you can wash it in hot water, and the fibers get agitated, break down, shrink, and create a more dense, smaller, and fuzzier piece.

I made some slippersocks, and thought they would either be for me, or for my husband, depending on what size they turned out.  They did not shrink quite as much as I thought they would, so, here he is modeling his new socks.

What new techniques have you tried lately?

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