Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Your advice would be appreciated..

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.


Ellen said...

My vote goes for the red :)

FeltersJourney said...

That was quick :) Thanks Ellen x

Heather Woollove said...

From our end (via your photograph, so maybe not exactly like your view), the red is definitely nicer. (Too bad about your customer...they're lovely boots!) XX

Unknown said...

Red from me too. X

FeltersJourney said...

Thank you Heather and Abigail :) I really appreciate your help xx

Teri Berry said...

It's red for me too - we're making this far too easy aren't we? :)

Feeling disappointed for you too, its not nice when you do so much work for someone only to discover its not what they wanted or were just wasting your time from the start but they are gorgeous boots and I'm sure they will fly out of your shop.

Unknown said...

I'm late to the party, but I think red would look great. I hope you are doing well!

FeltFinland said...

Definitely Red!

FeltersJourney said...

Thank you all :) Well .. that's decided it... red it is!

I'll post pics when they're done :)

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