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wool felted poppy slippers

by Lesley Hansard and Rebecca Welsh
Handmade
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Poppy Power

Lay flowers at your feet with lush poppies bursting with texture and comfort. Hand-felted by artisans in Nepal of 100% sheep's wool, each pair is a durable, wearable work of art. Designed by New Hampshire artists Lesley Hansard and Rebecca Welsh. Handmade in Nepal.

  • details
Handmade
Community Voted
Item ID
20832
Made from
100% wool
Measurements
Small fits Women's sizes 5-6.5
Medium fits Women's sizes 7-8.5
Large fits Women's sizes 9-10.5
Notes
Dry clean or spot clean. Air dry.
May steam iron flower for a flat effect.
  • the maker
Lesley Hansard and Rebecca Welsh

Lesley Hansard and Rebecca Welsh

"Two years ago we received an email in our junk mail box which we shouldn't have really opened, but we did anyway," recall designers Lesley Hansard and Rebecca Welsh of the introduction to their artisans. "A young man found our website and said he loved our designs and would love to work with us."

It was perfect timing for the duo: After 14 years of hand-felting their own designs, they were considering new manufacturing options. "We jumped on the next plane and trained the Nepali felt-makers to make our designs. We met the whole family and became good friends."

Hansard and Welsh go to great lengths to ensure their artisans have access to health insurance. Working conditions are a top priority. Their Nepali partners maintain fair treatment, allowing artisans to bring small children to work.

"It's great to learn new skills," they beam. "We're becoming business women as well as felt-makers."

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