Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Art For Your Feet!

 I'm so excited to share my beautiful new,
handcrafted, felted slippers with you! 

These are custom felted slippers made for me by
Veerle of the Meer van Veer Blog fame. 
Veerle is a talented fiber & glass artist living in Belgium. 
She frequently shows newly crocheted or knitted clothing items on her blog. 
Beautiful art pieces  that I drool over.  
 I especially love the new hats she's been whipping up.
 I can't believe how quickly she constructs these pieces.

She had shown a pair of felted slippers similar to these on her blog & I asked if she could make them in my size & she responded "yes...no problem."  I was excited because I have big feet so the fact that she was willing to knit large was great.  In knitting "large" I'm not exaggerating because items that are felted must initially be knit very over sized & are then felted with agitation & hot water to shrink them down to the correct size.  This process results in a thick material that can even be cut without unraveling & is incredibly warm. 

 Perfect for Alaskan winters & standing on a concrete floor in the studio.

A couple of weeks later they arrived in my mail box!  They are a perfect fit (euro 41) & so soft!  I love felted items  ~ so warm, thick & snugly.  This yarn is so soft & beautiful!

She has a lovely hand crafted tag attached & labels sewn into the foot of the slipper but my favorite thing is the "grippers"  (non-skid plastic) that is on the bottom of each slipper.  Can you tell that the black rubber squiggles spell out her name?  How cool is that??   Very clever.

Thank you Veerle!  I love my new slippers. 
Visit her blog to see what she's creating & where she's showing her work.  If you're not in Belgium she may even design something & mail it to you!


  1. Hi Tam ! Thanks for your comment ! I'm very, very happy to hear the slippers arrived well ! I just read your mail too ! To be honest I was a bit afraid they would disappear under way, it's so far away, but I didn't have to worry ! Enjoy your slippers a lot !! Strange to have something, a little bit of myself, on the other side of the world ! Love it !

  2. ps : I have a pair too from Veer ... muy feet are still in love with them ! Enjoy !

  3. Thank you both for comments. I'm looking forward to wear these for a long time! I just can't get over how warm & breathable they are on the feet. Take care ~I'm off to the studio to work! Tam