Shoes by Robert


Creating Waxed Ends (thread attached to a boar bristle or modern equivalent)

See my waxed ends page for a text-based description as well.

Breaking and tapering linen shoemaking thread

Attaching a bristle to linen thread

Creating Fastenings

Wearing and Using

Many thanks to those who created the above videos. Each offers different advice and suggestions, so give them each at least one viewing if you want to try to learn this interesting skill. Don't forget to use full-screen mode for easier viewing and pause or replay to catch details.

Last updated February 21, 2019.