I have included a field trip day as part of our shoemaking course this year, A day to go visit the suppliers of leather and tools and for the future shoemakers to meet those people, Ted Heslop of Moore-Pearsall Tannery is a man who knows his leather not to mention his humour, I am lucky to have these students taking my shoemaking course and listen to me for 3 weeks, They walk out after 3 weeks knowing how sharpen knives and skive leather, How to make waxed leather and above all the science and art of pattern cutting, lasting and welting, They would not be masters at these skills until years later if they wish to continue.
Old red bison leather and veg tan kip lining, The edges are burnished using Carnauba wax.
If fit is the aim, this cut will deliver, Calf upper and natural cow lining.
This made to order pair is in calf leather upper and vegetable tan kip lining.
Finally welted, This pair of two buckles monk is made with shrunken leather upper and veg tan kip lining, Fully hand welted and whip stitched heel seats, Pattern drafted by Marina A.
These three holes tie booties are in calf leather upper and hand welted, Both upper vamps and lining vamps were crimped before attaching.
This whole-cut shoe is made to order, The upper is heavy calf leather and natural kid lining, inseamed and sole stitched heel breast to heel breast and whip stitched heel seat to avoid the evil of tacks.
This wingtip Derby is in calf leather upper, One piece vamp & tongue, Natural kip lining and side lined as I usually do for men’s dress walking shoes.