Tag Archives: shoemaking

Ghillie Making at Winter Count 2014

One of the many things taught at Winter Count this year was shoe making in the form of carbatina or ghillies.  These are relatively simple shoes notable for their one piece construction and generally involve very little sewing.  I am … Continue reading

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Uzbeki boots in the Philidelphia Museum of Art

Uzbekistan boots. I need to make something like these.

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Huaraches!

There are Huaraches north of old Mexico. As a craftsman of sorts, I understand that making a “one-off” of something does not imply expertise and replication builds a real understanding of the object being produced. However, this is certainly not … Continue reading

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Walking Shoes

  My new walking shoes.  Simple stitch-down design weighing in at about 14 oz (0.4 kg) each.  The leather is Hermann Oak 2/3 oz for the uppers and 12 oz (I think) for the mid-sole and out-sole.  There is also … Continue reading

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New Boots for the Young Lady

My daughter finally dove in and made her first pair of shoes, primarily from the instructions given by Mr Morris of Seamlyne Design.  I think it’s a fine tutorial for the uninitiated but would like to see a few photos … Continue reading

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