Shoemaking eBook available now!

I’m so happy to announce my new shoemaking eBook Handcraft Your Own Shoes And Boots – A Step-By-Step Guide To Making Artisan All Leather Shoes and Boots At Home.

Shoemaking eBook

In this book, you will find how to make beautiful, eco-friendly, comfortable and long-lasting Derby shoes and boots with an artisan look and feel.

Any size of shoes and boots for women, men and children can be made with this book.

Step-by-step instructions show how to create a shoe/boot, including how to make patterns that fit perfectly over your lasts, stitching techniques, making toe and heel enforcements, how to attach soles using a water-based non-toxic adhesive, edge finishing soles as well as the lasting process.

Furthermore, there is advice on leather selection, lasts and how to modify them if necessary, soles, heels and leather dyes.

The projects include making a Derby shoe, an ankle boot, a high rise boot and a boot with a bellows tongue.

Shoemaking eBook

The book is suitable for beginners. All the work can be done by hand, no machines needed.

It has 278 pages and more than 400 photographs. You can open and read it with Adobe Acrobat Reader (free software that you can download from the Internet).

Shoemaking eBook

Here are some reviews readers of this book have posted on the Shoemaking Fun facebook page:

Another reader wrote to me:

Hey Neda, I bought your book in December and started to make my own shoes. I have to say I love it and never thought my first try would turn out that well. It‘s perfect for beginners. Even though English is not my mother tongue it was easy to understand. Every step is well explained and the beautiful photos help implement the steps. Thank you so much for writing this book, I would recommend it to anybody who wants to start making shoes.”

And here is a photo of the boots she has made (posted on her Instagram account @knubbelgnomcreations)

Make the most comfortable and wonderful shoes and boots you will ever wear and learn a skill that will serve you a lifetime!

Shoemaking eBook

£22.90

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If you have any questions regarding this shoemaking eBook, contact me here.

Batik Leather Wallet – Decorating Leather With The Batik Technique

batik leather wallet

I love decorating leather. This batik leather wallet is the result of my recent discovery that leather can be decorated using the batik technique.

I was inspired by photographs in a leathercraft book from the 70s where someone applied paint to leather with the batik technique, when I saw the photos (black and white, unfortunately) I just had to try it out.

I experimented with different designs and colour combinations using up all my leather scraps in the process (and a lot of dye) until I had a surface I liked and which I stitched into this wallet.

batik wallet open

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