Tag Archives: cowboyboots

Inlay/Overlay Presentation

My friend Carina sent photos from my presentation at the conference! I spoke briefly about the history of leather inlay and overlay, and then talked about the making of the Oklahoma boots which are now on permanent display at the … Continue reading

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Independent Shoemaker’s Conference 2023

I’m in England for a shoemaking conference and this morning I gave an hour-long seminar on skiving techniques after the conference ended, for a small group of students that attended.

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Introducing…

Introducing: “Somewhere Between Right And Wrong” I saw a boot constructed like this somewhere online (I don’t remember the shoemaker but the boots were bright blue) and I was immediately obsessed with the way the quarter is inserted into the … Continue reading

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Behind the scenes

In case you’ve ever wondered what leather art looks like from the back, here’s a look at all of the pieces working together to create the image.¬†Also, remember not to judge leather inlay/overlay work until it’s stitched because stitching is … Continue reading

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Loud, loud music

Spending an afternoon with Satan and Joshua Hedley. I could get more work done if I’d stop turning up the music and dancing.

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New buckle!

I’m really proud of being awarded this buckle at the Art of the Cowgirl event. Now I want to earn it by teaching well the apprentice they send me.

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Art of the Cowgirl class

We had a successful leather inlay/overlay class at the Art of the Cowgirl event in Queen Creek, Arizona. All students completed two bracelets and a fringed leather pillow, and everyone seemed pleased.

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I’m tired

I haven’t posted in a while because I have so much to do to get ready for the Art of the Cowgirl show in Queen Creek, Arizona. Typically when I go to a show it’s either an Art/Craft show where … Continue reading

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Soles

I laid, stitched, and pegged three pairs of cowboy boot soles this week. Also, this update makes me think of my daughter Paige, who asked me once in a shocked and tentative tone if I knew there were words in … Continue reading

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Today’s bracelet project:

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