I was recently asked to felt a pair of rainbow fade boots using red, orange and yellow.. and to incorporate a spiral into the design.. this is what I came up with
|Just finished drying..|
|They still need the closures sewing on so look a bit 'naked' at the moment..|
The customer wanted latex soles rather than leather.. well you know I don't like painting it directly onto the slippers. So I suggested a separate felt sole with the latex painted onto that.. and I decided to go with an industrial felt from Joestoes - she has it in really pretty colours. I ordered the red and green so the customer could choose which they prefer.
Trouble is it turns out this wasnt at all what the customer was envisaging.. so they are going into my Etsy shop at the weekend. And I have to decide which sole will go best.. decisions decisions..
|The green will pick up the spiral beautifully..|
making a really vibrant, funky pair of statement boots
|The deep red picks up the dark part of the variegate red yarn in the spiral..|
and I think it will ground the boots, mellowing them and giving them a cosy character.
In short I am torn.. I think they'd both look nice but can't decide which would look best..if either would look better than the other - I think it may just be a case of being different. So the decision is what character these boots should have; bright & vivacious, or mulled wine and log fires cosy...?
HELP please.. I would really appreciate all suggestions. As mentioned I want to get them listed at the weekend, so I've got 2.. 3 days at a pinch.. to make a decision.