Saturday, April 01, 2006

The magic of Felting...I can't get enough of it...

"érmelegítő" woollen wristlet
Wonderful for working on my computer and keeping my wrist and thumb area warm.
"dóm" bracelet
Needle felted wool.

What is an UggSock or UggCroc?

Crocs Rock, I can't get out of them! They are so comfortable and light weight that I can wear them all day in total comfort. I've been wearing them for about a year and a half and now I have them in many colors. I especially love them with hand made felted socks. My version of these socks I call UggSock, or when I wear them with my Crocs they become my UggCrocs.

I can't get enough of them. I originally made them to wear around the house for those early morning chill. I live at the beach in an old Spanish house and some mornings my office gets very chilly. But I found these UggCrocks so comfortable that I started wearing them all day and now I wear them out in the world.

I start with a machine knitted rectangle:

Then I block it using Magic Sizing:

Then I sew up the seam and felt it:

Then I just trim it to my foot, a few more stitches sewing up the trimmed bits and it takes shape of my feet as if magic. So far I only have made two pairs but I've had so many people asking me for them that I may just make a couple more for some friends.


Ellen Bloom said...

That is the cutest felted bracelet I've ever seen! Those colorful puffs are great!

Petunia Honeysuckle said...

Hi I found you on Hanne Falkenberg Along, I love your stuff, am intrigued by your ability to make anything you want without a pattern!! I love your Croc Socks, though cannot imagine how the sock magically forms. Will you share more details about trimming bits and making the foot?