Monthly Archives: April 2019

Boot tops

The boot tops are together and now I need to stitch them to add all of the detail that will make them interesting.

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Much skiving

I like to set little goals for myself to make sure I’m not a lazy bum, so I decided I had to skive all of the pieces for this boot before I could go home.

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Designs

These are the designs for two boots I’ll be starting soon.

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Treeing

I’ll let these boots sit on the trees tonight and most of tomorrow so they’ll have a nice shape. Then I’ll finish the heels and send them off to the new owner. At that point it will be time for … Continue reading

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It’s a Boot Life

YouTube video for April: demonstrating making leather beading “It’s a Boot Life”

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They’re starting to look like boots

Boots sideseamed and turned right-side-out

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Announcement

I’m going to be a guest on the Fox Business News show “Mornings with Maria” tomorrow (Monday, April 22) at around 7:50am EST. Tune in to watch and send good wishes that I’ll be articulate, coherent, and poised. Edited because … Continue reading

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Stitching on red leather

As a rule, red leather is one of my least favorite colors to stitch on, but I am really pleased with these colors and how they look on the finished boot tops.

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Beading

Fabric wrapped around a cord is called piping; leather wrapped around a cord is called beading. Here’s a front and back view of the beading on a cowboy boot top and the reliefs I cut into the beading so it … Continue reading

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Buck-stitched wingtip

Toe wrinkles and a buck-stitched wingtip were my Sunday afternoon fun Toe wrinkles: a backing is glued onto the back of the vamp (foot leather) and then evenly-spaced lines are stitched through vamp and backing. A hook or eye end … Continue reading

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