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Old 08-17-2009, 02:15 PM   #1
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Non-skid for socks or slippers
I am knitting a pair of Pumin (pumpkin for those that don't speak 2 year old) slippers for a friends GD. I have heard or read of something that could be put on the sole that would make socks non-skid, but, I can't remember what it was. Does anyone have a suggestion?
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Old 08-17-2009, 03:33 PM   #2
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I don't know if this is what you had in mind:
http://www.howcast.com/videos/212545...-Slipper-Socks

The other alternative is adding the non-gripping material to the socks like you would to make a pair of slippers.
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Here's a thread I found last year and saved for when I need it. Looks like you need it to:
http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=86089
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Thank you both - this is what I thought I had heard but wanted to have it reinforced. I'm off to Micheal's for some fabric paint.
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From what I recall puff paint doesn't stay non skid. After awhile it smooths out and isn't any better than plain sock bottoms. I'm planning on use this if I can get it because it's clear or Plasti-dip.
http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/pro...AA11DBBCD896D2
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I was just checking some of the craft stores for the Super Grips Non-skid Coating and came across:

Fiber-Lok Non Skid Rug Backing Pint-1 Pint (16 Ounces)

At A.C. Moore's. I wonder how well this would work and as a brush on I would think a lesser chance of getting over-spray on everything but where I want it.

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Chris, I've heard that it works, but it's kind of goopy so it doesn't look nice. I haven't tried it myself, but was curious, too.
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Chris, I've heard that it works, but it's kind of goopy so it doesn't look nice. I haven't tried it myself, but was curious, too.
Jan, with the spray I would want t template to protect the rest of the fabric, and with the rug backing I wonder if it could be thinned down and more than one coat applied? Decisions, decisions.

With the rug backing AC Moore's is just down the road, I may have to get some in the next week or so and play with it. The non-skid could be useful on the palm and fingers of gloves and mittens.

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Yeah, I figured I'd use a template. If you get the rug backing let us know how it works!
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don't they sell leather soles to make slipper socks? I thought I saw them on Mary maxim or Hershners
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