Mellowing leather soles and insoles

This might be of  interest to some of our new shoemakers who didn’t have the opportunity of a long period of working/apprenticing with a master who hand welts and how he/she prepare the insoles and soles for inseaming and sole stitching, I can see how this preparations can be over-looked in a few weeks course on shoemaking. NoContinue reading “Mellowing leather soles and insoles”

COBBLER–a word that libels the craftsman

From the “FOOTWEAR REPAIRER”, VOL. 2:  no  7.  London  April  1948 ” + + NEWS ITEM + BRISTOL AND PLYMOUTH ASSOCIATIONS OF BTA HAVE SENT RESOLUTIONS TO WESTERN D.C. URGING COUNCIL TO ASK NATIONAL UNION OF JOURNALISTS AND ALL NEWSPAPERS EDITORS TO STOP USING THE OFFENSIVE WORD “COBBLER” IN THE PRESS + + A MORAL libel, orContinue reading “COBBLER–a word that libels the craftsman”