Knitted and felted slippers – dyed with lichen. The lichen-dyed yarn samples were knit into squares, sewn together, and then felted by tossing into the washing machine. What a great way to use up small bits of yarn!
Cast on and knit a square in garter stitch
change the yarn colour and continue to knit another square
Pick up 14 stitches from the side of the 1st square and
continue to knit another square in garter stitch
Block 4 & 5
Change colour and knit another square continuing on from Blocks 2 and 3
Cast off the edges of Blocks 4 and 5
Pick up stitches from the inside edge of Block 3
and knit a square in another colour, casting off when the block is completed.
Join Block 6 to the side of Block 2
Join the edges of Block 4 and 6 and sew together.
Join the edges of Block 5 and 6 and sew together.
This forms the back of the heel of the slipper.
Knit another block for the top toe of the slipper and
sew this to the 2 outside edges of Block 1.
Fold Blocks 2 and 3 over and join the edges to Block 7.
The sizes of the squares give an allowance for felting shrinkage, however you will need to experiment with your yarn as different yarns felt and shrink at different rates.
Norwegian Felted Slippers
|Slipper Size||No. Inches|
|Toddler 1-3||2.5 inches|
|Children 4-9||3 inches|
AMAZON – Mushroom Fungi Natural Dye Books
The Rainbow Beneath My Feet: A Mushroom Dyers Field Guide
Natural Colors to Dye For – How to use natural dyes from plants and fungi
Mushrooms for Color
Mushrooms for Dyes, Paper, Pigments, Myco Stix