Thank you everybody who commented on my last post! I really do appreciate you taking the time to offer you opinion.. you all made my decisions very easy :)
I went with RED..
|hope the colours show up ok.. red tones are always tricky|
|and open :)|
It's the first time I've used industrial felt for anything.. I must say I thought they'd be easier to sew on than leather soles but it was harder! My fingers were soooo sore by the time I finished. I didn't want to punch holes 'cos that would weaken the felt, where as I always punch holes in leather.. and I guess the 5mm thickness may of had something to do with it too. But I think they look lovely.. and I wouldn't hesitate to use it again (I'd wear leather thimbles next time though lol). I'll post again quickly tomorrow about the industrial felt, I want to take a photo of the sample swatch and as it's dark now shall have to leave that bit till tomorrow.
I haven't painted the latex on as yet just incase who ever buys them wants them left 'naked'. I have some customers who ask for bare felt soles so they can slip and slide around the hard floors in their homes :) it always makes me smile imagining them.
If anyone is interested I shall be listing these boots tomorrow in my Etsy shop.. they're a UK womens size 7 to 7.5
Thanks again for your help folks :)