Felted Superhero Boots
These indoor boots will thrill an imaginative child or adult. With these 2 particular yarns held together, the boots quickly felted to a pliant yet sturdy felt. To substitute, choose wool yarns that are not superwash. I combined a bulky wool with a worsted; 3 strands of worsted held together would produce a similar weight. Gauge must be significantly looser than usual to produce good felt. To achieve a great fit, you will energetically coax the boots toward the desired shape and size every few minutes during the felting process. To protect against “iceskating” on smooth floors, consider coating the soles with fabric paint, or purchase Suede Slipper Soles, made by Fiber Trends, and sew them on after felting.
The pattern includes complete instructions for my Sweet Tomato Heel, as well as complete felting instructions.