Thursday, July 25, 2013
FO: FL's Recycled Slippers
Well, I was determined to save them. Simple Shoes went out of business some time ago and I haven't come across another company which makes its slippers entirely out of recycled materials.
Apart from ripped felt on their upper surfaces, and detached crepe soles, they were, to borrow FL's favourite phrase: "Perfectly good!"
Then I remembered: we have had a spate of sock-felting recently. I am always careful to wash our handknit socks separately, but there have been a couple of hidden-up-the-trouser-leg catastrophes. These socks, the Nexus Sock pattern were quite hard to knit, and I was loathe to throw them out, even though they were too far gone to wear as socks.
So I decided to make use of their felted quality and cut them up to make new uppers for the unfortunate slippers!
I will need to keep an eye on the soles, as I am not sure if I applied enough glue. I wouldn't want to be the cause of a trip hazard. But apart from that, I am ridiculously pleased with my efforts!
Under the circumstances, I view that as a success!