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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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

  4. Miss Mary says:

    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

  5. Miss Mary says:

    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