the_power wrote:I've had mixed results with shoe-making. I've no source of lasts (wooden foot moulds), and I'm not good enough at woodcarving to make one for my feet.
According to Olaf Goubitz 1991 “Short instructions for making the reconstruction of a shoe from archaeological sources” (emailed off-list) you don’t need anything as complicated as a last. All you need is a “sewing support”, which in the drawing looks like nothing more complicated than a shoe outline cut out of a plank with a jigsaw, nailed to a stand made of bits of scrap wood. Wayne Robinson used it for his last pair of 17thC latchet shoes and said it worked a treat.
Anybody know how to cut’n’paste a drawing out of a PDF?
Andrea from Oz