Monday, October 26, 2009

Slippers on Shoe Lasts

I don’t know what took me so long to get around to making a pair of shoe lasts for myself.  Every time I teach slippers I make slippers – and every time I get an achy back from bending over to use my feet for lasts!  This time around I decided to teach making lasts as part of making the slippers – and save everyone’s backs!

Oh and speaking of a sore back.  Never make your own lasts without help! Ask me why not.

So here are the newest additions in my ever growing slipper wardrobe

IMG_1435 I used a resist and felted the booties down until they were close to the size of my last.
Then I fitted each bootie to its last.  The process was much quicker because I could drop the whole thing on the tabletop as well as slap and pummel away. IMG_1436
IMG_1442 Here we are with one nearly done and one to go.
Haven’t I seen something like this before? IMG_1441
image Oh yeah right!

 

Now the slippers are complete

I really should get something to eat

All that work and my back is fine. 

I had a whale of a time!

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Susan (76.94.6.160)
Fantastic!! Wonderful! Lovely that you shared this.. Great Blog..

Abigail Thomas said...

what are you lasts made of? looks like tin foil...?

Helen + ilana = Hi said...

The lasts are made of duck(sic) tape and yes they do always make me think of the tin man from Oz!