Wednesday, November 24, 2010

On (Needle)Point

My dad - Porter Lamson Hovey - had these puppies needlepointed and constructed in the '70s. Looks like the moths have been snacking, but they're still so great. Am now on a quest to find a pattern for the toe part so I can make my own versions.  If I start now, the whole family could get their own pairs by next Christmas!

5 comments:

Mrs. Blandings said...

Hollister - you can get them through the Studio here in KC. Which could be where your dad got his originally. I'd be giddy if you started stitching.

Mrs. Blandings said...

Hollister - you can get them through the Studio here in KC. Which could be where your dad got his originally. I'd be giddy if you started stitching.

Sacheverelle said...

http://www.anniebouquet.tapisseriedefrance.com/bq0091.slippers_cat.us.htm

Miss Mary said...

Hollister - I LOVE needlepoint slippers and have made myself a pair using these instructions:

http://www.ehow.com/how_6532288_make-needlepoint-shoes.html

You can repair your father's slippers, but you have to take off the lining and re-stitch the missing parts with the same color yarn. You cannot easily reline them. But, it might be still be wearable. Of course, I would say just kill the eggs by putting them in the freezer for 48 hours.

Miss Mary

Miss Mary said...

Hollister - I LOVE needlepoint slippers and have made myself a pair using these instructions:

http://www.ehow.com/how_6532288_make-needlepoint-shoes.html

You can repair your father's slippers, but you have to take off the lining and re-stitch the missing parts with the same color yarn. You cannot easily reline them. But, it might be still be wearable. Of course, I would say just kill the eggs by putting them in the freezer for 48 hours.

Miss Mary