The Gallery

This is a photo gallery for members of the forum. Here you can share photos of your latest work for members to view. Like an Art gallery, however, where the exhibits come and go, photos will be deleted on a regular basis to save room on the server. Beauty, like Art, is fleeting.
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Re: The Gallery

#1476 Post by homeboy » Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:38 pm

Dee-Dubb....they look great! Thanks for sharing! :tiphat:

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Re: The Gallery

#1477 Post by dw » Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:15 am

Thanks, Jake. Against all odds.
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#1478 Post by martin » Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:56 am

A bit of fancy Roman-ness from the history department ;-)
This pair is made after one of two quite similar finds (no.s 220 and 221) from one of the wells at the Saalburg castell, dated to the 2nd cent AD. The cut and decoration of the uppers is so similar, yet different, that it seems likely that they came from the same workshop if not from the same hand.
The finds were made more than a hundred years ago and the details of the construction are not entirely clear. The decoration is an elegant mix of circular holes, triangles, squares, darts and slits. Here I'm following the suggestion of Marquita Volken by further enhancing the decoration by stitching with coloured thread and bands woven through the slits.
As the original sole does not survive, the nailing pattern is taken from contemporary finds. At a total of more that 1500 cutouts and slits I guess we can safely count this pair among the heavily decorated Roman shoes.
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Re: The Gallery

#1479 Post by Arttu » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:46 am

This is the third pair of shoes I've finished. The toe cap is too sort, facings are too far back and there is a little too much space under the vamp, but they are much better than my previous pairs. Overall fit is surprisingly good, considering I have no idea what I'm doing when modifying lasts.

Handwelted, soles hand stitched at 8spi, "commando" half soles cemented on.

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Re: The Gallery

#1480 Post by martin » Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:29 pm

Nice work! I like them!

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Re: The Gallery

#1481 Post by homeboy » Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:35 pm

Dang.....pretty smart looking! You're on your way now!

Great job!

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