I am a member of the The Honourable Cordwainers Company (shoe
making). http://www.thehcc.org <—your feet will love you forever
if you get shoes made by these wonderful artists!
I have forgotten the skill due to my brain injury, but I do remember
the frustration of finding quality leather suppliers.
Tandy is not a leather supplier of quality leather they are umm
hmmm mostly low end to mid level at best…and over priced. Except
on Osborne tools and books those are ok.
Leather tools ah memory flash Osborne are top notch.
After all the proper tools last a lifetime and prevent injury.
For making belts I stitched with a Speedy stitcher less than 10
dollars usually and lasts forever.
And also I have a supplier from England that I need to find the
catalog it has samples of the leathers right there in the catalog.
Thanks for the memory jolt lol Just saw my doctor yesterday and my
neurologist thinks I may regain my technical memory so maybe I can
again remember how to make museum quality shoes.
When I first took out my tools in 2000 I was devastated as I could
not remember what they were used for…it was knowing I should know
that and just having no idea very devastating. 4 years later maybe I
can again try and learn what I used to love to do as a part time
income earner and loved research hobby.
America’s Only Cameo Artist