Monthly Archives: August 2014

Paige’s shoes

Paige has finished another pair of shoes. These are her shoes and what she wrote about making them: “It took me a few more days to finish them than I anticipated, but here they are! I’ve had a busy week. … Continue reading

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August newsletter

Here’s a link to my August newsletter. If you’d like to subscribe send an email to customboots@aol.com with “Subscribe” in the subject line.

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Pegging

My student and I stayed late and pegged the soles of our boots. I am both tired and glad we got it done.

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Sewing the welt

I hand stitched the welt on today, and prepared the soles. The soles will sit in the water overnight and be ready tomorrow.

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Today’s work

I got these boots on the last today. These boots belong to my current student. He learned to last and wipe in the heel today.

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Turning the horse boots

One boot has been turned and one is still waiting to have the pulls stitched down.

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Horse boots

Here I’m getting ready to create the horse head vamp tongue. A regular boot vamp isn’t wide enough for the horses shoulders or tall enough for the horse’s ear. I figured this out the hard way and had to crimp … Continue reading

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