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4th-Dec-2005 11:58 pm
i need leather shoes.

doushkasmum you are going to help me with this. we'll trade for beads. i know exactly what i want, but you're going to pattern and tell me where to stitch. so there.

had an groovy weekend.

in order:

tasted breast milk :  watery, but sweet

got a SCA kingdom level A'n'S award

touched hillary duff - and have a polariod to prove it :)

fun weekend. thanks to all.
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4th-Dec-2005 09:37 pm (UTC)
Leather shoes are excellent! I will happily trade patterning for beads. It may have to be next year as we are quickly running out of this one.
5th-Dec-2005 03:26 am (UTC)
hooray!

ok. i'm ganna need leather, and tools, and .. wot else?

what sort aleather should i be hunting for ? how thick? what colour ?

i want kinda a 'soft' leather boot, with the wooden patten as the 'over sole thing' (they're my best descriptive terms)

yes.
5th-Dec-2005 04:21 am (UTC)
You need veg tanned leather, not chrome tanned. This comes in your basic light brown that you can dye any colour you want. You need heavy stuff (4mm or so) for the sole and lighter 2mm or so for the uppers. You need linen thread (I will email you the label) and some stuff called code, a mix of beeswax and rosin, 2 parts wax to one rosin by volume. You can get rosin from music shops, the stuff you use on violin bows. Ask if they have some broken ones for cheap as you are going to grind it up and they can't use the busted ones. One lump of rosin will make several years worth of code. The tool you need most is the smallest curved awl you can get. as boars bristles are almost impossible to get, I suggest you do the sewing with fishing line. It is so much easier than using needles. I have several lifetimes supply of the right weight, I will give you some.

Talk to tenbears about the pattens. He is making some for me.
5th-Dec-2005 01:16 am (UTC)
The International Network of Spies reports:
Doushkasmum you are going to help me with this...

I, for one, welcome our SUI overloards...

5th-Dec-2005 03:26 am (UTC)
good! you'll go far in this regime :)
5th-Dec-2005 11:59 am (UTC)
Oooh, you have a regime! Can I subscribe?
5th-Dec-2005 08:49 pm (UTC)
you will be told
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