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Shoemaking class

My very first hand stitched sole. I’ll clean it up, and I have many little refinements to learn, but I’m proud of them! I plan to spend my evening whining about how tired I am, and then sew the next … Continue reading

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Shoemaking class

I was able to figure out the/a technique for using curved needles for inseaming, and I’m very pleased with the final outcome. This is the first shoe I inseamed. Class is over for the day at 5pm, and I finished … Continue reading

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Shoemaking class

The only “correct” way to inseam is the way that works best for you, and OH how I’m missing my fishing line bristles! But I am a student now, and I will soldier on.

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Shoemaking class

My shoes are on the last!

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Shoemaking class

Sewing the pieces together was a learning experience. I can tell at a glance which two seams I did first, and which two seams I did second. The good news is that I did improve. Bill, my teacher, told his … Continue reading

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Shoemaking class

Yesterday I cut out all of my shoe pieces and began sewing them together.

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Shoemaking class

I’m in Ashland, Oregon, taking a shoemaking class with Bill Shanor. I watched Paige make shoes but I’ve never made a pair myself from start to finish. She took two classes with Bill, so this is kind of a pilgrimage … Continue reading

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