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by brooklyn_edie
Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Shoemakers Wanted...
Topic: In search of custom shoemaker
Replies: 104
Views: 10072

Re: In search of custom shoemaker

Bongiorno everyone.

I'll be traveling in Sardinia (Sardegna) Italy this coming week and hoping to visit a shoemaker. Does anyone know of a shoemaker there?

I'll mainly be near the northern coast but will have a car.

Grazie Tutti!

Edie
by brooklyn_edie
Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: The Boughton Faire Memorial Bazaar
Topic: Tools and equipment for sale
Replies: 167
Views: 21235

Re: Tools and equipment for sale

Hey everyone.

A run of lasts is available.
95 Pair in all.
Sizes from 4 to 14 in widths A to EE.

Almost all are unused.

Please contact directly:
fasteredie at yahoo com

give a call or text
six four six four one zero six zero one eight

Thanks everyone
Edie
by brooklyn_edie
Mon May 16, 2016 8:16 am
Forum: The Towne Crier
Topic: Of interest...
Replies: 407
Views: 13295

Re: Of interest...

Leather's from France. Office in Connecticut. I'll try to visit next time I drive that way.
by brooklyn_edie
Mon Apr 04, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: The SpeakEasy
Topic: News and announcements
Replies: 76
Views: 3656

Re: News and announcements

For the Country enthusiast out there... cowboy boot-wearing Africa agrees...

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-35929315
by brooklyn_edie
Fri Feb 26, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The Gallery
Replies: 1482
Views: 61863

Re: The Gallery

Thank youz sirs et al.

Nevertheless, your advice on adjusting the heel angle made all the difference.
:bowdown:
by brooklyn_edie
Mon Feb 22, 2016 7:44 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The Gallery
Replies: 1482
Views: 61863

Re: The Gallery

... to the previous posts.... that makes me an amoeba.... in the basement of a basement of a journeyman's chimney sweep -------------- Meant to post these some time ago. Amoebas move slow tho. Porto Cow from the old Hardtke for tops. Bottoms is a different skin from the shop. Last size = 3. Built up...
by brooklyn_edie
Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: The Towne Crier
Topic: Of interest...
Replies: 407
Views: 13295

Re: Of interest...

Hey Paul! Congrats to you! I know I ain't surprised.
by brooklyn_edie
Tue Dec 08, 2015 9:37 pm
Forum: Shoemakers Wanted...
Topic: apprenticeships and schooling
Replies: 213
Views: 17464

Re: apprenticeships and schooling

There's a whole list of custom bootmakers on Jennifer June's site:
http://dimlights.com/custom-boots/cowboyboot-makers/

You'd know better than me on who's near you. There may be others you'll find who are not on this list too.

Good luck
by brooklyn_edie
Fri Apr 10, 2015 10:36 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The Gallery
Replies: 1482
Views: 61863

Re: The Gallery

Certainly worth waiting for.
by brooklyn_edie
Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:13 pm
Forum: Sources
Topic: Lasts
Replies: 605
Views: 22592

Re: Lasts

Welcome Habitab. I hope you love it here as much as I do. I'm more of a beginner than many others here, but since no one was available through the weekend to reply, here's my go at it. Getting a "perfect" last is the thing that all of us are chasing. If you've spent enough time on the forum you know...
by brooklyn_edie
Mon Jan 19, 2015 7:14 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Finishing techniques
Replies: 177
Views: 16081

Re: Finishing techniques

I thought some may be interested... If you've seen the work of Landry Lacour you'll likely agree that his finishing techniques are impressive. I recently learned that he's doing an exclusive patina workshop in Brooklyn, NY, at the Brooklyn Shoe Space. I found an interview with him on claymoor's list...
by brooklyn_edie
Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:53 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The Gallery
Replies: 1482
Views: 61863

Re: The Gallery

Thank you Paul.

At my level it sometimes takes forever getting through some of my weaker processes. That's when I look at your website for inspiration
:bowdown:

Glad the clients are happy though... and I do enjoy making boots very much.
by brooklyn_edie
Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:39 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The Gallery
Replies: 1482
Views: 61863

Re: The Gallery

2nd pair right here. A friend was looking for a simple design with the Norwegian mythology infinity snake - the Ouroboros. We used 4 different colors of water-snake for the designs - different for each panel, upper is light-brown cow, bottom is very dark-chocolate embossed cow. Everything from a loc...
by brooklyn_edie
Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:30 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The Gallery
Replies: 1482
Views: 61863

Re: The Gallery

Two pairs I've meant to post that I slacked on. Never too late I guess. These were made for a young designer - Maya of Spaghetti Western - to her specifications. She supplied the recycled leather, found in a Buick Park Avenue at a junkyard. Features inlay and overlay from the same recycled leather (...
by brooklyn_edie
Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:35 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The Gallery
Replies: 1482
Views: 61863

Re: The Gallery

[highlight=][quote="lancepryor"] the center of the counters skews to the outside of the shoe, particularly the right one -- don't know if the lasting did it, or the patterns were at fault, or perhaps a bit of both.[/highlight] I often have the same issue with either the counter or toe skewing to the...
by brooklyn_edie
Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:13 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Bottoming techniques
Replies: 524
Views: 27323

Re: Bottoming techniques

Lance, thank you. This is great. I'm wondering if there are any particular reasons to use the rand in this way, before the sole goes on... as opposed to using one after the sole has been attached. Also, is this a method that could be used on western boots... let's say, to modify the pitch in the hee...
by brooklyn_edie
Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:36 pm
Forum: Boot and Shoes In History
Topic: Through the Mists of Time...
Replies: 331
Views: 11121

Re: Through the Mists of Time...

Hope this is the proper area for the following. My apologies if this should be elsewhere. I recently heard a radio program which featured Patricia T. O’Conner, a journalist and writer who is passionate about language - English in particular, I assume. I enjoyed the examples sited on the show... word...
by brooklyn_edie
Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:54 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Bottoming techniques
Replies: 524
Views: 27323

Re: Bottoming techniques

Thanks to all of you for this exchange. It's very informative. I will try all of these at some point. However, next time I am gonna give Lance's option a try... for one specific reason. The last time I sewed the upper to the heel area, I used a whip stitch (it was my first time using this process). ...
by brooklyn_edie
Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:11 pm
Forum: The SpeakEasy
Topic: Just some thoughts...
Replies: 113
Views: 6275

Re: Just some thoughts...

Real simple Geraldine,

Those boots are made for guys with really long toes!!!

It'd be fun to see one of those fellas in a New York City subway at rush hour
by brooklyn_edie
Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:00 am
Forum: Sources
Topic: Inseaming Awls
Replies: 99
Views: 7144

Re: Inseaming Awls

BDA,

Thanks for the German awls. I got mine.

I wish I was lerned enough to know quality just by looking at them, but they do seem to be made of very good metal. I look forward to using them.

Much appreciate your efforts.

Edie
by brooklyn_edie
Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:05 pm
Forum: Sources
Topic: Great Leather!
Replies: 731
Views: 30307

Re: Great Leather!

Cody This of course is a subject that would be answered differently by many of us. And it's the same question I was asking not too long ago. So here is what I was told by someone I respect a lot, and I've learned that I like it: I mainly make cowboy boots, so I wonder how different it is for shoes. ...
by brooklyn_edie
Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:53 am
Forum: Shoemakers Wanted...
Topic: In search of custom shoemaker
Replies: 104
Views: 10072

Re: In search of custom shoemaker

try this: Mark James Designs Mark James Broad Street Rome, GA 30161 (706) 346-0607 http://www.markjamesdesigns.com mark@markjamesdesigns.com There is the famed Manuel in Nashville There's a few bootmakers next door in Arkansas. I don't see anyone in SC. Check out Jennifer June's website on cowboy bo...
by brooklyn_edie
Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:52 pm
Forum: The Boughton Faire Memorial Bazaar
Topic: New Ebay auctions
Replies: 48
Views: 7677

Re: New Ebay auctions

<t>I was looking at those when they came up for auction. Yes... at that price I am out, and surprised it's not a bidding item... it's just a "buy it now". <br/> <br/> Al, I'm glad you described the use a bit... I was 6 inches from the screen studying them trying to figure out what they're for. <br/>...
by brooklyn_edie
Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:10 pm
Forum: The Boughton Faire Memorial Bazaar
Topic: New Ebay auctions
Replies: 48
Views: 7677

Re: New Ebay auctions

Courtney, you misunderstood me. The whole point of me 'not' bidding on stuff that isn't essential for me is to 'not' drive up the price. It's only for the items I really want that I'll go for... cause I want them. Cody Both DW and JD posted pics of the bulldogs on January 23, 2002... I'm gonna guess...
by brooklyn_edie
Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:43 am
Forum: The Boughton Faire Memorial Bazaar
Topic: New Ebay auctions
Replies: 48
Views: 7677

Re: New Ebay auctions

<t>I stop bidding if I see other bidders on items that I don't really need that much. Because I assume that many of us are probably bidding on the same item, I just don't want to up the cost for my colleagues. <br/> <br/> On the other hand... if it's something I really want, of course I go nuts. It ...