Saturday, February 1, 2014

Not a Cobbler (or a crisp, or a crumble, or a brown betty, or a pandowdy...)

Something I learned from the Internet (where everything is true, of course):

Cobblers fix shoes.  Cordwainers make shoes.  Supposedly, in the U.S. at least, people who make shoes prefer to be called "cordwainers". 

For the record, I'm fine with "person who makes shoes", "artist", or "crafty person".

Since I don't have another progress photo for you yet, here's a picture of one of the other pairs of shoes from the class.  Lauren made these (her website:  These are made from polished stingray, and they're amazing. 

Stingray is very hard to sew, because all those little dots?  Bone.  The effect in person is like shattered glass.  It also doesn't hurt that she knows what she's about with the photography of the shoes - something I need to work on.