The left, as it is, finished. A great learning project. The pattern making is slowly improving. Stitching down the sole. Turning the upper. Drying before finishing the upper. Next will be attaching the outer sole and heel.
Coming soon... Too busy sewing to post!
A few photos of the vardo in the desert at this year's Winter Count. Along side the usual survival skills, I also taught another simple shoe class. Click the photo to see more uploaded images of the little vardo in action. This ghillie shoe class was busy again and I think we had about 16 … Continue reading Winter Count 2011
Some new yucca fiber sandals. One narrow leaf yucca, after processing, will easily yield one large pair of sandals and straps. Ethnographically and archaeologically, we know this type was worn in northern Mexico, the American southwest, and California. After wearing these and the plaited style, I think the loose fiber provides more padding for rough … Continue reading Yucca Sandals
I am all about the DIY. After making a pair of sandals for Winter Count this year (I arrived with only work boots) I got re-interested in making shoes. I have made many moccasins for woods walking, especially when I was into mountain man and F & I re-enactment and decided to make some new … Continue reading Ghillie brogues (shoes)