Tag Archives: ghillies

Mayhem Shoes for the Dystopian Survivalists

“The first rule of Project Mayhem is that you do not ask questions…” this may be my new teaching mantra I am considering calling my custom footwear “Mayhem Shoes” (at least until Chuck Palahniuk’s space monkey lawyers make me stop). … Continue reading

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Ghillies (simple shoes) again

Here’s a simple shoe design that was made by our ancestors before there were shoe shops or Zappos.  Much of the Europe population, both male and female wore a variation of this for many millenia, right up into the early … Continue reading

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Farquharson

Maybe it’s time to institute Highlander Art Mondays for a while. From James Logan’s The Clans of the Scottish Highlands, published in 1845.  Great kilt, bill staff, and some fine pampooties.

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Project: Mayhem Shoes

“The first rule of Project Mayhem is that you do not ask questions…” this may be my new teaching mantra I am considering calling my custom footwear “Mayhem Shoes” (at least until Chuck Palahniuk’s space monkey lawyers make me stop). … Continue reading

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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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