Monthly Archives: October 2013

Green alligator boots

It’s done. The beautiful alligator skin is now a small pile of boot pieces.

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Green alligator

It’s Halloween so I decided to do something scary. I’m cutting into this huge alligator skin and the possibility of making a mistake is terrifying.

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Shoemakers Gathering in Guthrie

  Janne from Sweden and Frank from England worked on my ancient perfing and gimping machine and got it working! This machine makes the little series of holes and/or the serrated edges that’s commonly seen on men’s dress shoes. And … Continue reading

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New red toolbox

This is the new toolbox my husband bought for me. I had such fun filling it up with boot making tools and supplies.

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Longhorn boots

Here’s a better view of the boots sitting on the workbench in the middle of my shop. I put them on the lasts this morning.

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Lisa’s studio

This coming weekend I’ll be hosting a gathering for boot and shoemakers and the festivities have already started for me. Marika from NYC is here taking an inlay/overlay class and Carina from Sweden is here because my shop is a … Continue reading

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October newsletter

October newsletter I’ve posted my October newsletter on my website.

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Portraits of the American Craftsman

I’m in a book! If you want one you can order through my website: http://customboots.net/Sorrell_Custom_Boots/Portfolio.html

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It’s a Boot Life

It’s a Boot Life On “It’s a Boot Life” this week I make my annual pilgrimage to the Boot and Saddlemakers Roundup in Wichita Falls, Texas.

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Ready for the last

These two pairs of boots are ready to be put on the last, the wooden form around which boots and shoes are built.

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