A pic­ture I quite like

This is a pic­ture of me sew­ing a rein­for­cing cord across the side seam of a type 40 shoe I was work­ing on at Can­ter­bury Faire in 2008. I’m sew­ing this with a real boar bristle, one of a very few I have and I have to say they are won­der­ful to work with. Not as con­veni­ent as nylon mono­fil­a­ment, but stiffer and I found much easi­er to sew with.

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It’s just a shame about the hor­rible handle on the awl. One day I’ll replace all my awl handles with more accur­ately medi­ev­al ones. One day.

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