It’s a Boot Life

Here’s a link to my Youtube video for June.

It’s a Boot Life

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ESSA class

I had a fantastic class at the Eureka Springs School of the Arts, and they all did great on their independent projects!

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Picture demo

Cowboy boot soles traditionally have a double row of wooden pegs in the sole, and the hole for the pegs is created with a pegging awl in a wood handle. Here I’m demonstrating how to hold the pegging awl and haft. See how the side of my hand is sort of squished against the boot? When I hit the handle my hand compresses and then rebounds, which helps to bounce the awl back out of the leather.

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Eureka Springs School of the Arts

If you’re going to sign up and take my leather inlay/overlay class in Eureka Springs, Arkansas next weekend, you’d better hurry!

Eureka Springs School of the Arts class with Lisa

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Toothache

I had a dentist appointment today and this afternoon I felt myself becoming very grumpy and not wanting to finish inseaming these boots. And that’s when I realized… the numbness had worn off! I took some aspirin and got back to work, and eventually my mood improved.

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It’s a Boot Life

YouTube video for May: making beading

It’s a Boot Life

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Still lasting boots

I put these boots on the last today; you can see by the color variation that the foot leather is still wet. This design is titled “If Heartaches Had Wings.”

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