|I made three designs on an convenient A4 size with an explanatory text portion and a neat small blueprint to help understand how different materials are divided.|
|After work, it was good to test something that's been boggling my mind recently: to make french patina shoes. It's a traditional method of producing high end dress shoes (NOT the only one, though): you make the shoes normally but use a traditional vegetable tanned leather to make the uppers. The same as you use to make Lapikkaat, which are very familiar to all you Finns. You last them normally like on the leftmost shoe. Then you apply leather dye with a cloth as is done on the middle shoe. After drying it's burnishing, oiling and waxing. This way the colors get a deep tone to them, and the surface looks alive instead of even and plastic-like.|
I'll still make new patterns and a new mockup of Niina's shoes, since I'm not very satisfied with the current situation.