And after a serious felting session in the tub this afternoon, here is the result of my most recent progress.
(The material you see ‘hanging off’ in spots is silk hankies which are added to keep the felted wool from pilling when you wear them. I plan to needle felt those ends into the boots.)
After some help from Denise and Emily last week in class (I WORE the boots and they rubbed and scrubbed the boots with my feet IN them), you can see how much more the silk hankies have been felting down into the wool as there are no more loose, hanging bits of fabric on the boots. They are looking really fantastic! Soon I will be dying them!
Yuck! This colour was supposed to be a chartreuse – it like a decomposing cedar tree (which in actual fact I LOVE – I just didn’t mean to be walking around with them on my feet..)
I have died the boots black and ordered bright blue rubber for the souls. I am now experimenting with what sort of a design the soul should have.