Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Slipper Bottom Update

The Tulip "Slick" that I used for traction on the bottom of my Mukluks is NOT working out. Thanks to Kathy L., who wisely inquired as to if the Slick would be felt through the slipper because it is hard...... YES! You can feel it and it's not terribly comfy. Although it does have somewhat of a massaging property. Might be ok for adults but kids might not like it do much. Also, because the slipper is knitted in garter stick on the bottom, and therefore very bumpy, some of the dots gave fallen off! Ugh - kind of a disaster all around.

So, I'm off to Jo-Ann's/Michael's to get the kind of paint that dries sort of dull and puffy rather than hard and shiny. I had heard that it didn't last as long, but that's ok--- it can always be re-applied right? I'm trying to avoid using the fabric that has the non- slip tread built into it. While it is a great option, I'm terribly impatient and it would take me a long time to do since you have to hand sew it into place.

I'm not giving up on the Tulip "Slick" though--- I'm going to use it on Paul's felted slippers to see how it works. Since they are felted the bottoms are thicker and more dense so he shouldn't feel it.

Ok, so that's the update -a review of the other paint will be coming.

Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. Could you use the rug backing stuff they sell at JoAnn's or Michael's? It is a "paint" type product that dries in a non slip surface. I have only seen it in white. It might work.

  2. Happy Thanksgiving!

    If you get a chance can you post a photo (in another post) of the fabric paint and how it looks applied to the Mukkluk?
    Good luck!

  3. Hi Liz,
    Thanks for taking the paint out on a trial run...I'm in such a quandary as to what to do and most of my socks are for kids and kids are fussy wearers and if it doesn't feel good they won't wear it!I may try the fabric yet, but it is labor intensive. Has any one tried it yet? HELP!! Kathy L

  4. Oh, I forgot...I made the pumpkin breads for Thanksgiving and such a yummy recipe for sure. My daughters got the extra 2 loaves...such a big recipe and so easy to make and EAT!!! Loved it. Kathy L.