Monthly Archives: December 2015

Going home now

I lasted these two pairs of boots this afternoon. They need to dry overnight before I can work on them again, which is fine by me because I’m tired.

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Lasting boots

I put one pair of boots on the last this morning. I have two more to do this afternoon.

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My work today

I’ve sewed the pulls on and turned three pairs of boots today. Sigh… these boots are so pretty. The design matches at all four side seams! THE DESIGN MATCHES AT ALL FOUR SIDE SEAMS!! This pair of boots has a … Continue reading

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Wingtips

I’ve said the word with delight because they’re so pretty, with dread because it takes a while to make them, and with annoyance because I positioned them wrong. We’ll hope that both of these bring delight.

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An old friend

I got this design from Jay Griffith, the very first boot maker I worked for. I was hired to stitch boot tops, and for several months I only did simple one-row stitch patterns. The first complicated, multi-row design I remember … Continue reading

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Quote

Today’s quote from Morgan: “Real awls have curves.”

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Phoenix boots

Helpful tip: When putting together an inlaid design, lay the leather over the paper pattern. This will ensure the leather doesn’t distort, and also provide guidelines for laying in multiple layers. All of the main pieces are in place–now for … Continue reading

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