Yes, we live in a warm place. But on those chilly winter mornings you will fall in love with these slippers! You will enjoy the art of thrumming - it is easy and fun and it makes it look like you are adding hearts to your knitting!
You should be comfortable with following a pattern, knit, purl, and increases and decreases.
You will need to buy a pattern for the class. https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/thrummed-slippers
You need non-superwash wool and roving.