care for your slippers . . .

All mommayaya slippers are first knitted of 100% wool yarn and then washed with hot soapy water until the fibers melded together to create a cozy, warm, solid wool felt. The slippers are designed to start off snug, but they will conform to your feet the more you wear them.

Felted wool could really put the “slip” in slipper, so for non-slip assurance I offer the option of a thin layer of latex on the soles. I also have a non-latex option available, contact me for more information. While nothing's stopping you from dashing outside for the paper while wearing them, these slippers are really intended for indoor use only and I don't recommend wearing them outside.

basic care instructions

DO wash your slippers on occasion. It prolongs their life by maintaining their felted quality and snug fit.* You may hand-wash in cold water with a wool-safe soap, rinse and gently squeeze out excess water. You may also wash in a very short, very gentle cold-water cycle in a washing machine, but keep a careful eye on them checking every few minutes for excessive shrinking (DON'T use a regular wash cycle, they will definitely shrink too much!!) If using a machine you may want to wash inside a lingerie bag to keep the fuzz under control.

DO reshape your slippers before placing them to dry in an airy spot. Prod them back into shape with your hands. Pull out the cuffs and roll them down. Elf toes can be gently pulled out of hiding, pinched and bent a bit until they please you. Please DON'T poke around in the toe with a pencil, chopstick, or knitting needle, you could create a hole!

*After much wear you may begin to notice the knitted stitches becoming visible. This looks like stacks of little v's and can happen on the soles where there is greater compression. Over time spots like these can become weaker and form a hole, so please wash them if you notice this happening. While washing you may gently rub these spots to help re-felt them (keyword: gentle!)

I love making these slippers and would be happy to hear your feedback or answer any questions you may have. You may email me at or call me at 314.246.YAYA (9292)


Laura Faulkingham
Laura Faulkingham,
Nov 24, 2012, 2:07 PM