Monthly Archives: January 2015

Showing off

This is a new cowboy boot top design. It’s stitched with my new silk thread, one row at a time, on a single needle sewing machine. I’m rather proud of it!

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Thread colors

I’m getting ready to start a pair of boot tops that will have multiple rows of my new silk thread. I called Paige in to help with color selection. She has a really good eye for color.

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Class at Penland School of Craft

There are only two openings left in the leather inlay/overlay class I’ll be teaching at the Penland School of Craft, April 19-25. If you’re thinking about attending you should make your reservation soon! The last time I taught the class … Continue reading

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Paige teaching

We have a visitor in the shop, and Paige is demonstrating lasting a shoe.

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Baker Leather

I got a shipment of Baker Leather this morning. It smells so good!

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Paige

Paige is inseaming a shoe this morning and I’m already thinking about lunch. I said, “Why don’t you see if you can get half of it done before noon?” With a look of extreme hurt she said, “I’m a good … Continue reading

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Making progress

This is just what I want to see. It’s sitting straight and level with the correct heel height and toe spring.

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Searching for beauty

Isn’t this lovely? I think a freshly welted boot or shoe is just beautiful.

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Silk thread

This is all size D silk thread. Morgan got started on organizing it and I finished the job yesterday. I don’t have it on the web site yet and honestly I have no idea when that will happen, but it’s … Continue reading

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Lasting boots, #2

Boot number two is on the last. I can’t remember when I’ve had such an easy day of lasting boots. Perhaps lasting goes better when I’m not already exhausted and eager to go home for the day.

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