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Interview with leatherworker Renee Canady

I have had the good fortune to collaborate with Renee Canady – an accomplished leather worker – on making a pair of sandals, to show what can be done with carving and tooling on footwear –  that isn’t a pair of cowboy boots! She did the carving, tooling, painting and dyeing, and I assembled the …

alpargatas, espardenyers, espadrilles, and a German shoemaking manual!

What riches! Today I happened upon http://ofdreamsandseams.blogspot.co.at, where I discovered a “sole mate”! That is, a woman who is fascinated by all kinds of techniques for making shoes, and who no doubt finds solutions for shoemaking puzzlements while cogitating between 2 and 3am, as do I. I like the blogger Katya’s moccasin-making technique; I planned to …

You make the straps, I’ll provide the soles…(or you can make those too!)

1/28/12: A fellow recently emailed me asking for sandal soles that can be used to make “capri” sandals. He provided me with the link http://www.canfora.com/en/content/4-the-capri-sandals. I realized that even though I hadn’t known of these sandals, I do have all the tools and materials to make these soles. So, I have decided to offer them …