My younger daughter chose red both for her slippers and mittens. Oh, and I forgot to tell you, the older one wanted first red and later blue, so we decided to mix these two colours and dyed them violet.
For the mittens I used kid mohair locks and 4 layers of merino on each side. They are quite thick, but still soft.
For the slippers I layered 6 layers of Corriedale wool, 54’s and 58’s quality. It felted very well, the felt is dense and firm. In comparison with Massam, which I used for purple slippers, it felted easier. Massam makes “bubbly” felt, Corriedale smooth. The red slippers are embellished with wool nepps to add a bit of texture and dyed with pure red dye. To shape them, I used pliers again and – a wooden spoon, pulling with pliers and pushing with the spoon on the other side. They fit like a potty (sorry, I couldn’t help it, that’s one of Slovakian expressions 🙂 I am very pleased with how thick they are.
To make them more durable and less slippy I sprayed the soles with adhesive spray (for wood, carpets, fabrics… bought in Focus, DIY store).
I also finished soaps and made another Christmas present – a scarf in a raspberry colour. It is made from merino wool embellished with tussah silk fibre and dyed with red and a bit of black. Beutiful juicy colour and great texture.