Earth Day

So here we are my Earth Day slippers. I did not end up using the tie, it was not the look I wanted but I do think that the bias binding idea from old ties is a very workable option. I will work on it at a later date.
For now though I am working on some small eco friendly change purses. I am using small scraps of handmade, hand dyed fabrics using the string quilting process. I think they have turned out really well, I love the more muted tones. I believe this is from using plants such as madder,indigo and marigold. No matter which fabrics I put together they all look lovely. Such is the way of nature….I really must pay more attention to her !
Still cool and blustery here but I have at last managed to get my laundry to dry outside on the washing line, how I love that smell when I bring it in to the house nothing beats it for me.

About woolbrain

My current focus is working with natural dyes, local and traditional to create unique colour and patterns on cloth and paper. I have been inspired by others over the years, using local flowers, bark and leaves. The process is quite simple but the results are always varied which in turn makes the process exciting.

Posted on 19/04/2011, in Design Your Own Purse, felting, General, Make It Yourself, Make Your Own Style Purse, recycled clothing, recycled t shirts, thrift store, thrifting, upcycled sweaters and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Rosalyn Harwood

    Help! Love your blog! How did you make the slippers? Is there a pattern?
    I have a cute pattern for slip on slippers, but these seem so warm.

    • Hi Rosalyn,
      Thank you for the “love”
      As for a pattern for the slippers….I just traced around my foot and then drew a boot shape from the heel to the toe….. If you google “boot shape” for felting you may get images that are able to show you more or less what I did. They are very warm slippers. Good luck

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