Thursday, January 28, 2016

Slippers

Today I tried out a slipper pattern that I purchased from Etsy from BeautifulPieShop. This pattern has its own Facebook group for lots of inspiration, and I liked the face that I could make any size from newborn to adult sizes (there's even a doll slipper pattern, too!) I plan to make slippers for all the grandchildren. But before I use my handwoven fabric in a slipper I want to know I like the pattern. And that it fits me.

So, ta-da!
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Here it is. By the way, it is not an easy task to take a photo of a slipper with your foot in it! It took me much of the day to sew these, in part because I was sewing a rather cantankerous leather-like fabric, I but I know the next one will go quickly. People claim they can knock these slippers out in 45 minutes. But do NOT expect that the first time. I had to rip out a couple of seams in there and re-sew at one point, but I persevered. I like the snaps, too, and there was a bit of a learning curve to use the KamSnap setter, but it was not hard. You may notice the cuff is a bit crooked, but that's because my ankles are, shall we say, sturdy? No worries though, at least they do the job! I may alter the cuff pattern to make them to fit my unique shape.

Bob has been working on my loom. I designed some ratchets that I like better than the original plans and Bob cut them out.
 
He then glued up some cherry for the beams and did a rough assembly of the warp beam, enough so decisions could be made as to placement of the beam uprights. The plans we have are not really detailed so a lot of details are left up to the woodworker.

2 comments:

  1. just when I was wondering about you being quiet, here you are! And those boots are wonderful. And you loom is looking great!

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    1. Thanks for sticking with me through this winter, with my limited posting. We will be back on the road again March 1 and I will be writing more often again :)

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