Apprentice

My new apprentice Mallory is showing a remarkable aptitude for leather inlay and overlay. She’s inlaid the Beijing Drum and Bell Towers into her boot tops.

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Working Man Blues

Introducing the encore edition of “Working Man Blues.” These boots have needed to be resoled for a long time and I’m happy to have them back.

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Newsletter/August

I’ve updated my website with a link to my newsletter for August.

August 2017 newsletter

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It’s a Boot Life

Here’s a link to my YouTube video for August.

“It’s a Boot Life”

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Transparency

I told my apprentice that I was going to take this example of 10 row stitching and show it to my students at the Penland School of Craft. She said, “You just want to show off and make them jealous.”
 
She knows me too well already.
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Almost finished

I don’t have too much more work, and then these boots I made for myself in 2009 will be back on my feet.

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But I won’t be worried long

To my everlasting gratitude, the feathers floated down into exactly the right spot on the boot vamp. On both boots, too!

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