Felt Boots Progress
I have managed to finish the first stage of my felt boots. They are now felted. You saw the tongues already. http://wp.me/p1WEqk-16m.
Next I had to make the loops so I will be able to lace up the boots.
First you make short ropes with fluffy ends
Then you have to felt them into another piece of felt. then I can cut them out to sew them onto the boots.
Then onto felting the boots.
You do not wrap all the sides around the resist.
You have to insert the tongues.
Here they are cut down the middle and you can see me working the back so there will be no ridge.
Here is one after fulling bedside the unshrunk boot.
and both boots done, on top of one half the resist.
I have started to make the embellishments.
Have you tried anything new lately?
12 thoughts on “Felt Boots Progress”
Wow – you don’t realise the amount of work goes into a pair of boots. I’m looking forward to seeing how you progress.
It has been work but it would be faster the second time. One of the ladies in the class is on her 4th pair. Makes me feel like a sloth.
Well, nothing I am doing compares to all the work you are doing with boots. These are going to be spectacular.
Its all relative Judy. If I did it all in one go I would be at the point in the middle of the second day. If you built the embellishments into the boots that would save a few steps. I think she does it as a 3 day workshop. I like the online class but I think I would enjoy a group class more.
Wow Ann. You’ve really made some progress. Just that first step of making the loops looks like it took forever. The soles are done separately? I love your embellishments, I think they are going to look really nice on the boots.
the soles are separate out door soles. Like these http://www.simpleshoemaking.com/soles-with-an-edge.html
Someone makes them commercially as well I am told. the loops weren’t to bad but I would pin them in a curve to dry next time. Much easier to put them into the other felt that way.
Those soles look cool Ann. I am really looking forward to seeing the finished boots.
Wow Ann, there going to look amazing, so much work is it hard to keep them both nice and even, cant wait to see them finished 🙂
It wasn’t to bad along the front and top. I found it harder to keep the cut edge neat. I probably should have felted the cut edge more slowly but at that point I was getting impatient.
Wow, the shrinkage is amazing! They’re looking really good, Ann 🙂
Thanks it was a lot of shrinkage. the last bit is always the hardest.