Our Sherpa Slippers are made from all natural New Zealand ready-made dyed wool.
First, you select a pattern/ draft for shape. In this case the pattern draft is for slippers. All slippers use the same pattern to begin. Next, we add wool to cover the pattern. Based on how thick the felt needs to be. Add soap and water to create shape. Then, wrap mesh material around the felt and wrap around a wooden rod. With this, roll the felt on the rod to remove excess soap and water from the wool on the slipper mold. After, using scissors cut a small circle in the middle of one side on each slipper. From the hole, remove the pattern. Now, let the products dry. Once the products are dry they can be stitched for finishing touches, and adding the soles.
Finally, they are ready for you!
Artisan: Muna Wavia
Photo: Katherine Figura @ktfigphoto