1839 Embroidered Baby Shoes 931.2016.54
Tiny petit point embroidery covers the vamps and sides done in multi colors of wool that are still, for the most part, quiet bright. Square toes and silk bows on the the throats are common 1830 design elements. Not only is the embroidery wool, but the base fabric is a pretty taupe wool lined with linen. The nap has worn away in some areas, but is still full and fuzzy around the embroidery.
One could purchase shoes ready made, or work the embroidery themselves and take to a shoemaker to have made up into slippers. Embroidery patterns such as the one above were common in the monthly ladies magazines and could also be purchased. A quick google of 'Berlin Work embroidery patterns' will have you drooling in seconds!