Friday, July 07, 2006

Whopper Slippers

Ballet slippers completed! They will be felted this weekend.

There's a dilemma though. Because we were overly enthusiastic about being socially responsible environmentally friendly people when we bought our washing machine, we went for a 4.5 star energy efficient water saving frontloader. MISTAKE!

It doesn't put in enough water when you felt so the result is quite uneven and the crazy spin cycle puts in permanent creases on the felt. Most annoying of all, you also can't stop mid cycle to check the progress.

Wish I still had the industrial size toploader in our old share house. It used so much water and energy we could've been lobbied by Greenpeace. But it was great for felting.

Here's a comparison with one I prepared earlier...

Putting our feet up...

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