Ever since Sock Summit last summer I have been fascinated with Japanese room shoes. I crocheted a pair from the pattern provided at the workshop, and have crocheted several pairs from this book, including the crocheted pair illustrated on the book cover below.
Some time ago I bought felt for the soles as required to make a sewn pair of room shoes, but the instructions seemed complicated so I kept waiting for a space of time to take on the project. Yesterday felt right so I got started. What a wonderful project! Even though all the instructions are in Japanese, the schematics and drawings are so clear that this was a dream to put together. The pattern is precise and the construction straight forward with excellent results.