Archive for February, 2012

Grooving the Outsole

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

I just posted a new tutorial on Grooving the Outsole In early modern and modern welted shoes, the sewing that keeps the outsole attached to the welt is sunk into a groove on the underside of the outsole. This tutorial will hopefully help to illustrate the process I use to determine with the groove ought to lie.

More 16th Century shoes…

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

No, you are not losing your mind – yes, these are very similar to the other pair I made earlier. =) I had promised a friend of mine a pair of shoes for some wonderful calligraphy that she did a while back, and she very much like the earlier shoes for Cathyn, so here is the repeat!

The only real difference here is the lack of a binding on the top edge, and that I used a square fingerloop braid instead of a flat braid. It comes out a bit thicker, more like a real shoelace.