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Balmoral lace ankle boots

This pair is in French calf and kip lining, Hand In-seamed and out-seamed all around avoiding the use of tacks and nails and the evil they may cause in the course of time, The heel stacks are wood pegged._31A2532 (2)_31A2544 (2)_31A2550 (2)_31A2529 (2)_31A2531 (2)

Recent work from the shoe shop.

These two pairs are made to order, hand welted, whip stitched heel seat and pegged heel stacks.

Single buckle monk shoes

This pair is made with box calf and kip lining, Hand welted and whip stitched heel seat.

Whole cut shoes

This pair is going to be the last pair made in 2016, French calf and kip lining, whip stitched heel seat and pegged heel stack. Season greetings & happy holidays to you all.


Plain Oxford

This shoe is made from calf leather and kip lining and welted all around.



From October 2016 shoemaking course


June & August 2016 Shoes and patternmaking courses

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.