Monthly Archives: April 2019

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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Skiving

Skiving on my handy-dandy marble lazy susan

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Treats!

It appears I have a reputation. A client stopped by this morning and brought me this. ❤ Guthrie friends: if you need an after lunch treat, please stop by and help me with these while they’re still fresh and yummy!

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Layer by layer

It always feels good to have that first heel layer on. Tomorrow I’ll keep adding layers until I have the correct heel heights on these boots.

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