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Viking Turnshoe WIP (2) by Technojunk12 Viking Turnshoe WIP (2) by Technojunk12
My fingers still hurt- but this time from allt those ornamental stitches. I'm not even done stitching yet, and I regtret them already! And it's only the first shoe.... :(

(The shoe is held in place with the loose ends of the stitches for this picture.)

I'll have to make traps, and a cover for that hole. I didn't see that one coming so I'll have to find something for it.
I'm still lucky with my first try, though!


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stalfoss Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have one like this too !
You did it very well ^^ What leather did you choose ?
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Technojunk12 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Did you make them too?

I just boght leather, no specific type. it's flexible, yet thick and tough. I have no idea if there is a classification system for leather, but they didn't have one in viking times so I don't bother with it. And, where I buy my leather, it's all spread out chaotically on three market stalls, so there is no point classifying leather anyways! :)
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stalfoss Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I made them too ^^ But my syster is more talented than me xD I like making dresses too.
Well, I asked you about the leather because I don't know what's the strongest leather we can use for those shoes. When we choose a strong leather, it can be too hard for the foot and when it's too soft, then It hurts when we walk with it. So xD... Well, I had many problems with all my shoes !
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Technojunk12 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
After expirimenting with lots of leather types, I think it is best not to use flexible leather, because it will shape itself too much... If i am going to do this again, I'll probably use medium stiff leather, and fill the shoes with felt so the shoes will be more comfortable and more isolating.

I have to make everything I make from scratch (and low-budget), there is no-one around to help. after making belts, pouches, scabbards, bags, quivers, I finanally decided to try boots bcause I read that it's a difficult job. But well, I've been playing with leather for only two years now and I have so may hobbies... i'll see if i ever will try again :)
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stalfoss Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's true that all the viking stuffs are very expensive !
I used to make all my stuffs myself too ^^
But leather works are very hard.
Well, good luck for the other works !!
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Titanica Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice work! You should have some better leather tools at hand to make the work more enjoyable. Try to get hold on an leather awl and perhaps an overstitch wheel. That would make the stitching a lot easier. :)
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Technojunk12 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Today I finally found a good shop to buy an awl, so it's time to finish the shoes :)
I already have lots of tools for so many type of crafts- tools for metalwork, leatherwork, woodwork, fabrics, making audio amplifiers, miniature modelling and painting... I don't know if my toolset will ever be complete ;)
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Titanica Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
That sounds exactly like me. I have too many hobbies so I never get enought tools :) My father tought me that if you want to succeed in something good tools are the most important thing. In the case of leatherwork, it's very easy to get frustrated when not having good tools. Been there :P
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