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#126 Post by paul » Wed Nov 04, 2015 5:27 am

Thank you for that thorough report Dan! Wish I coulda been there! I would have especially enjoyed your presentation to compare with what I've been doing. Maybe another time.
Best to you,
Paul
ps. And Thank you to all involved for your efforts in putting together the program this year.

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#127 Post by dw » Fri Dec 25, 2015 7:00 am

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#129 Post by homeboy » Fri Dec 25, 2015 7:30 am

Ho! Ho! Ho! MERRY CHRISTMAS!
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#130 Post by dw » Thu Dec 31, 2015 12:13 pm

Caraidean as gràdhaiche...

Bliadhna Mhath Ùr

agus slàinte mhòr

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#131 Post by das » Mon Feb 29, 2016 5:52 am

OCTOBER 14-16, 2016
The Honourable Cordwainers' Company
is pleased to announce the
32nd Annual General Meeting
in cooperation with
The Bata Shoe Museum
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


We are pleased to announce the Thirty-second Annual General Meeting of the Honourable Cordwainers' Company, in cooperation with The Bata Shoe Museum. The conference provides opportunities to learn, and exchange knowledge on the history and practice of traditional shoemaking and allied trades.

The Honourable Cordwainers’ Company (HCC) conducts an annual general each October close to St. Crispin's Day. The HCC is a non- profit 501c (3) educational organization, incorporated in 1987 in Virginia, the home of America’s first English shoemakers. Founded in 1984 by a small group of shoemakers and historians, The HCC is dedicated to promoting the study, practise, interpretation and preservation of historical and traditional shoemaking and allied trades.

The guild promotes the historic preservation and research of the craft, forms, tools, techniques, artifacts and all other aspects of shoemaking and allied trades; and educates membership and the public about historical and traditional shoemaking and the allied trades. The annual general meeting includes a general business meeting, and educational presentations and lectures by members and guest-speakers, artisans and authorities, demonstrations, and visits to nearby museum collections, as well as an exhibition of members' work and tools and items for sale or trade.

Celebrating its 20th year in 2015, The Bata Shoe Museum is a North American treasure. Located in Toronto, Canada, the BSM has over a thousand shoes and related artefacts (from a collection numbering over 13,000) on exhibit in architect Raymond Moriyama’s award-winning five-floor structure.

The BSM celebrates the style and function of footwear in four impressive galleries. Footwear on display ranges from Chinese bound foot shoes and ancient Egyptian sandals to chestnut-crushing clogs and glamorous platforms. Over 4,500 years of history and a collection of 20th-century celebrity shoes are reflected in the semi-permanent exhibition, All About Shoes. Three other galleries feature changing exhibitions, so there’s always something new to see.

The mission of the Bata Shoe Museum is to contribute to the knowledge and understanding of the role of footwear in the social and cultural life of humanity. Through acquiring, conserving, researching, communicating and exhibiting material evidence related to the history of footwear and shoemaking, the Museum illustrates the living habits, the culture and the customs of people. Its international collection of over 13,000 artifacts spans 4,500 years of history.

The Bata Shoe Museum is home to the world’s largest, most comprehensive collection of shoes and footwear-related objects. Primarily funded by the Bata Shoe Museum Foundation, the mandate is to operate an internationally recognized centre for footwear research that maintains and displays the Bata Shoe Museum’s collection, sponsors field research, publishes findings and promotes education. At present, the permanent collection contains artifacts from virtually every culture in the world. Where else could you find French chestnut crushing boots under the same roof as delicately embroidered Chinese silk shoes, bear fur shoes for Japanese samurai and footwear made from human hair?

We look forward to seeing you in Toronto.


CALL FOR PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS

The theme for the program is “Material, Methods, Purpose and the Fourth Leg of Fashion”

Presenters may cover a wide range of topics based on their area of expertise, and program elements will be combined to highlight how traditional techniques of the trade, elements of fashion and functionality of footwear are evident in the styles, materials and manufacture of footwear today.

The presentation topics will be divided between:
1) Historical and academic presentations regarding the trade, its past and future, and:
2) practicum demonstrations of techniques and procedures.

Suggestions for session topics may include but are not limited to: History of Footwear and Shoemaking and Footwear Fashion; practicum/hands-on technique demonstrations; Modern Footwear and Making; Fashion History; Theory; Lasts; Tools; Orthopedics, etc. In addition to plenary speakers, the conference may also include workshop and colloquium presentations by practitioners, teachers and researchers.

We invite you to respond to the conference Call-for-Papers. Presentations are recorded for the purpose of producing educational videos, which are made available for publication and distribution. Presenters may choose to submit written papers for publication in a special edition of The Crispin Courier, the newsletter of the Honourable Cordwainers' Company. We look forward to receiving your proposal and hope you will be able to join us in Toronto in October.

Yours Sincerely,
Al Saguto, (dasaguto@widomaker.com)
Marc Carlson, (marc-carlson@utulsa.edu)
HCC Presentations Coordinators

HOTEL AND TRAVEL
More information will be available soon on the conference hotel soon. Nearby airports are Toronto Pearson International Airport and John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport. You will need a passport.

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#132 Post by dw » Tue Jun 07, 2016 5:40 am

[center]OCTOBER 14-16, 2016
The Honourable Cordwainers' Company
is pleased to announce the
32nd Annual General Meeting
in cooperation with
The Bata Shoe Museum
Toronto, Ontario, Canada[/center]

We are pleased to announce the Thirty-second Annual General Meeting of the Honourable Cordwainers' Company, in cooperation with The Bata Shoe Museum. The conference provides opportunities to learn, and exchange knowledge on the history and practice of traditional shoemaking and allied trades.

Celebrating its 20th year in 2015, The Bata Shoe Museum is a North American treasure. Located in Toronto, Canada, the BSM has over a thousand shoes and related artifacts (from a collection numbering over 13,000) on exhibit in architect Raymond Moriyama’s award-winning five-floor structure. http://www.batashoemuseum.com

The BSM celebrates the style and function of footwear in four impressive galleries. Footwear on display ranges from Chinese bound foot shoes and ancient Egyptian sandals to chestnut-crushing clogs and glamorous platforms. Over 4,500 years of history and a collection of 20th-century celebrity shoes are reflected in the semi-permanent exhibition, All About Shoes. Three other galleries feature changing exhibitions, so there’s always something new to see.

The mission of the Bata Shoe Museum is to contribute to the knowledge and understanding of the role of footwear in the social and cultural life of humanity. Through acquiring, conserving, researching, communicating and exhibiting material evidence related to the history of footwear and shoemaking, the Museum illustrates the living habits, the culture and the customs of people. Its international collection of over 13,000 artifacts spans 4,500 years of history.

The Bata Shoe Museum is home to the world’s largest, most comprehensive collection of shoes and footwear-related objects. Primarily funded by the Bata Shoe Museum Foundation, the mandate is to operate an internationally recognized centre for footwear research that maintains and displays the Bata Shoe Museum’s collection, sponsors field research, publishes findings and promotes education. At present, the permanent collection contains artifacts from virtually every culture in the world. Where else could you find French chestnut crushing boots under the same roof as delicately embroidered Chinese silk shoes, bear fur shoes for Japanese samurai and footwear made from human hair?

We look forward to seeing you in Toronto!


SCHEDULED SPEAKERS TO DATE

More information will be available at http://thehcc.org/ this summer.

Edward Maeder, Costume & Textile Consultant, former Curator of Costumes and Textiles at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, former director of the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto

Valentine Povinelli, Journeyman Shoemaker, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Elizabeth Semmelhack, Senior Curator, Bata Shoe Museum

Nasser Vies, Custom Shoemaker, Toronto, Canada

Sarah Woodyard, Apprentice, Milliner and Mantuamaker, Margaret Hunter Millinery Shop, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation


CALL FOR PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS
The theme of the program is “Material, Methods, Purpose and the Fourth Leg of Fashion”.

Presenters may cover a wide range of topics based on their area of expertise, and program elements will be combined to highlight how traditional techniques of the trade, elements of fashion and functionality of footwear are evident in the styles, materials and manufacture of footwear today.

The presentation topics will be divided between:
1) Historical and academic presentations regarding the trade, its past and future, and:
2) practicum demonstrations of techniques and procedures.

Suggestions for session topics may include but are not limited to: History of Footwear and Shoemaking and Footwear Fashion; practicum/hands-on technique demonstrations; Modern Footwear and Making; Fashion History; Theory; Lasts; Tools; Orthopedics, etc. In addition to plenary speakers, the conference may also include workshop and colloquium presentations by practitioners, teachers and researchers.

We invite you to respond to the conference Call-for-Papers. Presentations are recorded for the purpose of producing educational videos, which are made available for publication and distribution. Presenters may choose to submit written papers for publication in a special edition of The Crispin Courier, the newsletter of the Honourable Cordwainers' Company. We look forward to receiving your proposal and hope you will be able to join us in Toronto in October.

Yours Sincerely,
Al Saguto, (dasaguto@widomaker.com)
Marc Carlson, (marc-carlson@utulsa.edu)
HCC Presentations Coordinators


HOTEL AND TRAVEL

Conference Hotel:
A block of rooms has been reserved - reservations must be made by Sept 23 to guarantee the group rate, and rooms are available on a first come/first served basis. Please use booking code BAT when making your reservation.

Holiday Inn Toronto Bloor Yorkville
Directly across the street from the museum!
280 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON- M5S 1 V8
P: 416-968-0010 F: 416-968-7765
http://www.hitorontoblooryorkville.ca – Booking link here: Bata Shoe Museum Conference
$145-$150 ($111-$115 USD) + tax
Telephone: 1-877-859-5897- use booking code BAT

Nearby airports are Toronto Pearson International Airport and John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport. You will need a passport, so make your plans today.


PRE-EVENT REGISTRATION

Please fill out the Pre-Event Registration Form available below. For those pre-registering, registration fees are $30.00 for members and $15.00 for spouses, $10 for students. Registration at the door, for those who have not RSVP'd, will be $40/$20 for spouses.
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#133 Post by dw » Wed Sep 21, 2016 3:26 pm

[center]OCTOBER 14-16, 2016
The Honourable Cordwainers' Company
is pleased to announce the
32nd Annual General Meeting
in cooperation with
The Bata Shoe Museum
Toronto, Ontario, Canada[/center]

We are looking forward to a great program at this year’s Thirty-second Annual General Meeting of the Honourable Cordwainers' Company, in cooperation with The Bata Shoe Museum.

As a reminder, a block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn Toronto Bloor Yorkville, directly across the street from the museum. Reservations must be made by Sept 23 to guarantee the group rate, and rooms are available on a first come/first served basis. Please use booking code BAT when making your reservation.

Holiday Inn Toronto Bloor Yorkville
280 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON- M5S 1 V8
P: 416-968-0010 F: 416-968-7765
http://www.hitorontoblooryorkville.ca – Booking link here: Bata Shoe Museum Conference
$145-$150 ($111-$115 USD) + tax
Telephone: 1-877-859-5897- use booking code BAT
Nearby airports are Toronto Pearson International Airport and John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport. You will need a passport.

Pre-Event Registration
Please fill out the Pre-Event Registration Form available on the Our Annual Meeting page on this website. For those pre-registering, registration fees are $30.00 for members and $15.00 for spouses, $10 for students. Registration at the door, for those who have not RSVP'd, will be $40/$20 for spouses.

The conference provides opportunities to learn, and exchange knowledge on the history and practice of traditional shoemaking and allied trades. We look forward to seeing you in Toronto!

About the Bata Shoe Museum
Celebrating its 20th year in 2015, The Bata Shoe Museum is a North American treasure. Located in Toronto, Canada, the BSM has over a thousand shoes and related artefacts (from a collection numbering over 13,000) on exhibit in architect Raymond Moriyama’s award-winning five-floor structure. http://www.batashoemuseum.com

The Bata Shoe Museum is home to the world’s largest, most comprehensive collection of shoes and footwear-related objects. Primarily funded by the Bata Shoe Museum Foundation, the mandate is to operate an internationally recognized centre for footwear research that maintains and displays the Bata Shoe Museum’s collection, sponsors field research, publishes findings and promotes education. At present, the permanent collection contains artifacts from virtually every culture in the world. Where else could you find French chestnut crushing boots under the same roof as delicately embroidered Chinese silk shoes, bear fur shoes for Japanese samurai and footwear made from human hair?

Scheduled Speakers to Date

Kimberly Alexander, Ph.D., University of New Hampshire
“Coveting Calamancos: From London to Lynn”
From the author’s book “Georgian Shoes Stories from Early America” [Johns Hopkins University Press, forthcoming 2017]

Terry Burress, The Slashed Shoe
“A Comparison of 20th Century Long Work (Tall Boot) Patterns”

Kathleen Grevers, Senior Critic, Apparel Design, Rhode Island School of Design (tentative)
“Design Delusions; Grey Matter Shoes”
This presentation will highlight the intelligence of shoe design and how academia pushes critical collaboration cross disciplines to derive a more ecological and sustainable approach to footwear.

Edward Maeder, Costume & Textile Consultant, former Curator of Costumes and Textiles at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, founding director of the Bata Shoe Museum
“THE REMARKABLE DR. ROSSI: The Man and His Archive.”
Exploring the papers of Dr. William Rossi

Valentine Povinelli, Journeyman Shoemaker, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
“No material on hand & no ready money:” Shoemaking and leather production during the American Revolution.

Michelle Quick, Professor of Accessory Design
Savannah College of Art and Design

“SCAD x FAME: Facilitating Creative Design through Material Education and Exploration”
Examining a project with students in collaboration with the Florida Alligator industry. The students are educated about all aspects of alligator leather and the industry that produces it, then they are tasked with designing footwear and accessories utilizing alligator leather as the main inspiration and material.

Elizabeth Semmelhack, Senior Curator, Bata Shoe Museum
“Tall Order: Regional Difference in the Making and Wearing of Early Modern Chopines”
Chopines represent one of the most extraordinary forms of footwear ever worn in Western fashion and were integral to the sartorial splendour of upper-class women’s dress throughout southern Europe in the Early Modern Period. Despite their wide spread use, the manufacture and wearing of chopines was markedly different in different parts of the Mediterranean world. This talk with explore how the fashion for chopines was framed by local issues related to gender construction, familial wealth, civic identity, and the promotion of the local industries that drove regional various in both the construction and use of chopines.

Nasser Vies, Custom Shoemaker, Toronto, Canada
“Thread Waxing” Hands-on Demonstration
Workshop Tour on Sunday

Call for Papers and Presentations
The theme of the program is “Material, Methods, Purpose and the Fourth Leg of Fashion”. Presenters may cover a wide range of topics based on their area of expertise, and program elements will be combined to highlight how traditional techniques of the trade, elements of fashion and functionality of footwear are evident in the styles, materials and manufacture of footwear today. Suggestions for session topics may include but are not limited to: History of Footwear and Shoemaking and Footwear Fashion; practicum/hands-on technique demonstrations; Modern Footwear and Making; Fashion History; Theory; Lasts; Tools; Orthopedics, etc. Interested in presenting? Please contact:
Al Saguto, (dasaguto@widomaker.com)
Marc Carlson, (marc-carlson@utulsa.ed)
HCC Presentations Coordinators
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#134 Post by dw » Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:13 pm

[center]The Honourable Cordwainers' Company
32nd Annual General Meeting

October 14 - 16, 2016

In cooperation with the
Bata Shoe Museum
Toronto, Ontario
[/center]


Friday, October 14


3:00 – 5:00 pm............Registration – Bata Shoe Museum, 327 Bloor Street West, Toronto

7:00 pm...................Annual “Feasting & Drinking” Welcome Dinner at Duke of York Pub, 39 Prince Arthur Ave, Toronto


Saturday, October 15

Programs at the Bata Shoe Museum, 327 Bloor Street West, Toronto

8:15 am..................AGM for dues paid members

8:45 – 9:00 am..........Coffee and Donuts

9:00 a.m................HCC Keynote Presentations

9:15
Elizabeth Semmelhack, Senior Curator, Bata Shoe Museum
“Tall Order: Regional Difference in the Making and Wearing of Early Modern Chopines”

Chopines represent one of the most extraordinary forms of footwear ever worn in Western fashion and were integral to the sartorial splendour of upper-class women’s dress throughout southern Europe in the Early Modern Period. Despite their wide spread use, the manufacture and wearing of chopines was markedly different in different parts of the Mediterranean world. This talk with explore how the fashion for chopines was framed by local issues related to gender construction, familial wealth, civic identity, and the promotion of the local industries that drove regional various in both the construction and use of chopines.


10:00
Michelle Quick, Professor of Accessory Design
Savannah College of Art and Design

“SCAD x FAME: Facilitating Creative Design through Material Education and Exploration”
Examining a project with students in collaboration with the Florida Alligator industry. The students are educated about all aspects of alligator leather and the industry that produces it, then they are tasked with designing footwear and accessories utilizing alligator leather as the main inspiration and material.


10:45
Valentine Povinelli, Journeyman Shoemaker, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
“No material on hand & no ready money:” Shoemaking and leather production during the American Revolution.



11:30 – Lunch

1:00
Terry Burress, The Slashed Shoe
“A Comparison of 20th Century Long Work (Tall Boot) Patterns”


1:45
Edward Maeder, Costume & Textile Consultant, former Curator of Costumes and Textiles at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, founding director of the Bata Shoe Museum
“THE REMARKABLE DR. ROSSI: The Man and His Archive.”
Exploring the papers of Dr. William Rossi


2:30
Anne Marika Verploegh Chassé, Maker of Shoes and Boots
Co-Owner/Founder of Brooklyn Bespoke Inc., Teacher and Artist
“Fashionable Footwear explorations in Fiction and Function - a time traveler’s observation” 
Investigating, Admiring, Cross Referencing - Past, Present, Future - developments in Material Explorations in Footwear - an almost frivolous selection for the footwear student and aficionado


3:15
Kimberly Alexander, Ph.D., University of New Hampshire
“Coveting Calamancos: From London to Lynn”
From the author’s book “Georgian Shoes Stories from Early America” [Johns Hopkins University Press, forthcoming 2017]


6:30 p.m Dinner – Bar Mercurio, 270 Bloor Street West, Toronto

P.M. Show, Tool Swap and Trade – Members’ work on show – Holiday Inn Toronto
Bloor Yorkville

Sunday, October 16

8:00 a.m. Breakfast

9:00
Nasser Vies, Custom Shoemaker, Toronto, Canada
“Thread Waxing” Hands-on Demonstration


9:45
Kathleen Grevers, Senior Critic, Apparel Design, Rhode Island School of Design
“Design Delusions; Grey Matter Shoes”
This presentation will highlight the intelligence of shoe design and how academia pushes critical collaboration cross disciplines to derive a more ecological and sustainable approach to footwear.



10:30
Elizabeth Semmelhack
Guided Tour of Fashion Victims and Standing Tall exhibits
Small Group Breakouts – Guided Tours of the Bata Collection

12:00 Lunch

2:00
Shop Tour Nasser Vies Custom Shoes

6:30 p.m. Late-Owl Dinner
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#135 Post by tjburr » Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:06 pm

Some photos for those people interested in the wonderful meeting in Toronto. Here are some photos from the Friday dinner.
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#136 Post by tjburr » Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:07 pm

A few more pictures from Friday's dinner.
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#137 Post by proxy_posting » Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:04 pm

Dr. Willian A. Rossi, (1910-2003) was one of the foremost American shoe experts who amassed an impressive archive over his nearly 70 year career. It now resides in the archives at Stonehill College in Easton, MA and is available to researchers by appointment. The finding aid is 133 pages and can be downloaded from the "Links" section of the HCC Homepage--here. Appointments can be made directly through the Director of the Archive, Nicole Caspar—Edward Meader

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#138 Post by dw » Sat Dec 24, 2016 8:04 am

Nollaig Chridheil! Agus Bliadhna Mhath 'Ur, mo caraidean.

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#139 Post by homeboy » Sat Dec 24, 2016 9:05 am

Well, wassail to the good of all! :beers:
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#140 Post by das » Sat May 13, 2017 5:33 am

Save the Date
The Honourable Cordwainers' Company
is pleased to announce the
33rd Annual General Meeting
in cooperation with
The Mercer Museum, Doylestown, PA
October 27-29, 2017

We are pleased to announce the Call-for-Papers for the Thirty-third Annual General Meeting of the Honourable Cordwainers' Company. The conference provides opportunities to learn, and exchange knowledge on the history and practice of traditional shoemaking and allied trades.

The Honourable Cordwainers’ Company (HCC) conducts an annual general each October close to St. Crispin's Day. The HCC is a non- profit 501c (3) educational organization, incorporated in 1987 in Virginia, the home of America’s first English shoemakers. Founded in 1984 by a small group of shoemakers and historians, The HCC is dedicated to promoting the study, practise, interpretation and preservation of historical and traditional shoemaking and allied trades.

The guild promotes the historic preservation and research of the craft, forms, tools, techniques, artifacts and all other aspects of shoemaking and allied trades; and educates membership and the public about historical and traditional shoemaking and the allied trades. The annual general meeting includes a general business meeting, and educational presentations and lectures by members and guest-speakers, artisans and authorities, demonstrations, and visits to museum collections, as well as an exhibition of members' work and tools and items for sale or trade.

The Mercer Museum is a history museum of everyday life in America during the 18th and 19th centuries. Henry Mercer (1856-1930) gathered the collection and constructed the Museum. The collection of some 40,000 objects documents the lives and tasks of early Americans through the tools that met their needs and wants prior to the Industrial Revolution, or about 1850. Visitors can choose their own paths through the Museum. Most of the 55 exhibit rooms and alcoves display the tools or products of an early American craft, trade or occupation.

The Mercer holds one of the finest collection of shoemaking tools in the United States. Our meeting will include a guided tour of the collection, as well as opportunities for hands-on workshops.

Call for Papers
The presentation topics will be divided between: 1) historical and academic presentations regarding the trade, its past and future, and: 2) practicum demonstrations of techniques and procedures. Suggestions for session topics may include but are not limited to: History of Footwear and Shoemaking; practicum/hands-on technique demonstrations; Modern Footwear and Making; Fashion History; Theory; Lasts; Tools Orthopedia, etc.

In addition to plenary speakers, the conference may also include workshop and colloquium presentations by practitioners, teachers and researchers. We invite you to respond to the conference Call-for-Papers. Presentations are recorded for the purpose of producing educational videos, which are made available for publication and distribution. Presenters may choose to submit written papers for publication in a special edition of The Crispin Courier, the newsletter of the Honourable Cordwainers' Company.

The deadline for the call for papers (a title and short abstract) is July 15, 2017, submitted to the contacts listed below. Future details on the conference will be announced on the website after this date.

We look forward to receiving your proposal and hope you will be able to join us in Doylestown in October.

Yours Sincerely,
Al Saguto, (dasaguto@widomaker.com)
Marc Carlson, (marc-carlson@utulsa.edu)
HCC Presentations Coordinators

HOTEL AND TRAVEL
More information will be available soon on the conference hotel soon. Numerous nearby airports include Venango Regional Airport; Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport; Trenton Mercer Airport, Ewing; Princeton Airport, Princeton; Newark Liberty International Airport; Philadelphia International Airport

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#141 Post by admin » Mon May 15, 2017 6:35 am

Our deepest condolences to Lisa, Dale and Morgan Sorrell on the passing of their beloved daughter and sister Paige Sorrell. Our hearts are with you and all are sending wishes of comfort and peace to you.

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#142 Post by homeboy » Mon May 15, 2017 10:11 am

Lisa & Dale,

If there's ANYTHING our family can do, please don't hesitate to call!
Our deepest sympathy!

Jake, Pam, Laramie, and Will Cody
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#143 Post by sorrell » Thu May 18, 2017 9:11 am

Thank you Jake, and all of the Honourable Cordwainers. Paige was special. I grieve her as a mother, but also as a teacher. She is at peace now.

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#144 Post by proxy_posting » Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:18 am

We are deeply saddened to share another loss in the HCC family. Our condolences to Marc Carlson on the passing of his beloved wife, Jennifer Delaine LaGrone Carlson. Our hearts are with you and Jennifer’s family and we send wishes of peace and comfort to you and all those who have lost loved ones this year.

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#145 Post by homeboy » Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:30 pm

Mark....some how, I hope knowing that You and Family are in our prayers will give you some amount of comfort!
Hang in there!

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#146 Post by dw » Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:15 am

The Honourable Cordwainers’ Company
is pleased to announce the
33rd Annual General Meeting
in cooperation with
The Mercer Museum
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
October 27-29, 2017



We are pleased to announce the Thirty-third Annual General Meeting of the Honourable Cordwainers' Company, in cooperation with The Mercer Museum. The conference provides opportunities to learn, and exchange knowledge on the history and practice of traditional shoemaking and allied trades.The Mercer Museum is a history museum of everyday life in America during the 18th and 19th centuries. Henry Mercer (1856-1930) gathered the collection and constructed the Museum. The collection of some 40,000 objects documents the lives and tasks of early Americans through the tools that met their needs and wants prior to the Industrial Revolution, or about 1850. Visitors can choose their own paths through the Museum. Most of the 55 exhibit rooms and alcoves display the tools or products of an early American craft, trade or occupation.

The Mercer holds one of the finest collections of shoemaking tools in the United States. Our meeting will include a guided tour of the collection, as well as opportunities for hands-on workshops.

SCHEDULED SPEAKERS TO DATE
Visit the HCC website at thehcc.org for updates at http://thehcc.org/

Terry Burress, The Slashed Shoe
“A Comparison of 20th Century Long Work (Tall Boot) Patterns – Part Deux: Back Seamed Patterns”
Examining more than a dozen historical and contemporary publications on boot patterns, including: Pattern Cutting Made Easy - Brophy, Thomas J. Jun. (1889);
Boot and Shoe Pattern Cutting and Clicking - Hasluck, Paul N.; Editor (1906);
Introduction to The Theory and Practice of Boot and Shoe Manufacture - Plucknett, Frank (1922);
Boot and Shoe Design and Manufacture - Swaysland, Edward J. C. (1926);
Boots and Shoes, There Making Manufacturing and Selling - Golding, F. Y.; Editor (1934);
Boot and Shoe Maker - Bordoli, Ernest; General Editor (1936, first printing 1935);
Textbook of Footwear Manufacture - Thornton, J. H.; Editor (1964, first printing 1953);
and other works.

Edward Maeder, Costume & Textile Consultant, former Curator of Costumes and Textiles at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, founding director of the Bata Shoe Museum
WALK THIS WAY: Footwear from the Stuart Weitzman Collection of Historic Shoes,
due out in 2018 by Dan Giles Press, London – Mr. Maeder will explore the process creating a cohesive and informative publication about Weitzman’s extensive and eclectic collection of shoes.

Shaun Pekar, Independent Historic Shoemaker
“Another Man’s Treasure: Eastfield Village and The Shoemaking Collection of Don Carpentier”
From its inception in 1971, Historic Eastfield Village would grow to become the dream-realized of Don Carpentier, a self-taught renaissance man interested in historic preservation and historic trades. Carpentier would amass over the course of his life a collection of 30 historic structures (dating from the 1790’s to the 1850’s) as well as enough tools and antiques to fill most of those buildings to the rafters. Its only in the years subsequent to his passing in 2014 that an effort to catalog his collections has begun, and thus the true depth of his collections fully realized.

Rick Roman, Romango Handmade Shoes
“How to Build a Fume Hood on a Budget and Why You Should”
I will present a plan to build a safe and effective fume hood complete with detailed plans and materials. In addition we will review common solvents encountered in shoemaking and their relative hazards.

Brett Walker, Independent Scholar, Journeyman Shoemaker
“St. Crispin's Lance with Braddock & Forbes: British shoes, shoemaking, and shoe-repairing on two campaigns against Duquesne.”
Combining documentation about logistical difficulties of supplying the campaigns, with the archaeological data derived from the Fort Ligonier collection—the largest collection of mid-18thc British military footwear.

Rob Welch, Apprentice Shoemaker, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
“‘Curious black Ball’: Shoe Care and Cleaning in the 18th Century.”
From the commercially produced blacking cakes and balls purchased by the well to do; to the homemade waterproofing used by farmers and fishermen, the care of shoes was a universal concern. Drawing on surviving recipes and other primary sources, along with experimental archeology, this presentation will explore the methods used to condition and protect shoes and boots in the 18th century.

And, we are hoping that local PA shoemaker extraordinaire Perry Ercolino will have returned from Italy in time to join us.

We will also enjoy a guided tour of the Mercer Museum’s extensive collection of shoemaking tools – one of the finest collections in the United States.

CALL FOR PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS
The theme of the program is “Tools of the Trade: Extensions of the Hands”. Presenters may cover a wide range of topics based on their area of expertise, and program elements will be combined to highlight how traditional techniques of the trade – and the tools used to practice them – are evident in the styles, materials and manufacture of historical and modern footwear. We look forward to receiving your proposal and hope you will be able to join us in Doylestown in October.
Yours Sincerely,
Al Saguto, (dasaguto@widomaker.com)
Marc Carlson, (marc-carlson@utulsa.edu)
HCC Presentations Coordinators

HOTEL AND TRAVEL
A block of rooms has been reserved - reservations must be made by Oct. 6 to guarantee the group rate, and rooms are available on a first come/first served basis.
Hampton Inn & Suites Philadelphia Montgomeryville
121 Garden Golf Boulevard
North Wales, PA 19454-1495
P: 215-412-8255 FAX: 215-412-8022
www. montgomeryvillesuites.hamptoninn.com
$119 + tax
Please ask for The Honourable Cordwainers’ Company group to ensure that you receive the group rate reservation.

Numerous nearby airports include Venango Regional Airport; Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport; Trenton Mercer Airport, Ewing; Princeton Airport, Princeton; Newark Liberty International Airport; Philadelphia International Airport

PRE-EVENT REGISTRATION

Please fill out the Pre-Event Registration Form available on the Our Annual Meeting Page of this website. For those pre-registering, registration fees are $30.00 for members and $15.00 for spouses, $10 for students. Registration at the door, for those who have not RSVP'd, will be $40/$20 for spouses.
DWFII--HCC Member
Without "good" there is no "better," without "better," no "best."
And without the recognition that there is a hierarchy of excellence in all things, nothing rises above the level of mundane.

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