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Iron Black Dyes

The easi­est col­ours to dye leath­er in medi­ev­al times were brown and black. Those are by far the most com­mon col­ours for shoes in art­work I have looked at, but I haven’t done a numer­ic ana­lys­is of foot­wear col­our by art and peri­od yet. Leath­er tanned by the medi­ev­al pro­cess in pits of …

Split-pull­strap Shoes (Goubitz type 30, Ib)

This pair of shoes marks a fairly sig­ni­fic­ant point in my shoe­mak­ing. They were the first pair I had made in a couple of years and I had learned a lot of the­ory since my pre­vi­ous pair but my prac­tic­al skills were a bit rough start­ing out. Enough went wrong with them that the exper­i­ence of …