Friday, September 12, 2008

shoe tutorial; part 2

fellow deviantARTist raymond has requested the last part of the viking shoe tutorial, so - here's how to make the heelcap. beware of bad pictures, messy windowsills, more bad english and a very worn shoe.

as you see, there are five holes in the side flaps, and four on each side of the middle piece.

pull your leather string through the two bottom holes in the middle section, as shown, so that the string have equal lengths on both sides of the cap. i cut my own leather strings, but you can buy pre cut strings for this.

then, from the inside, pull the string through hole number one in one of the side flaps. next, twist it to the inside and pull it back through hole nr two in the middle section, as shown below.

push the string through hole nr 3 in the middle section, and at the same time, through hole nr 2 in the side flap:

then 'sew' back through side flap hole nr 3 and middle section hole nr 4; pull tight and it will look like this:

repeat on the other side and cross the strings:

cross again on the inside of the cap, and pull through the last two holes. inside view:


tie a knot, and you're done.

(the front part of the shoe is 'unstringed' in this picture, that's why the sides are sticking out.)

if you make a pair of these, i would love to see them!

10 comments:

Raymond said...

Thanks for posting this; it was VERY helpful! I've been having alot of fun working on my own pair and hope to finish them up this weekend. I'll be sure to post a pic when they've been completed.
Thanks again for the tutorial!

Amy said...

These are spectacular. I'm filing the instructions in my 'do this one day' file. Thank you for the tutorial.

Raymond said...

Just thought I'd let you know that I just posted a WIP pic (http://raedmund.deviantart.com/art/WIP-Early-Medieval-Shoes-98048281)
of one of the shoes I'm making with this tutorial. I'm pretty happy with them...at least, as a first attempt!

Visty said...

Hey you, where did you go?!! Missing your posts!

Bjørk said...

Kom tilbake! Savner innleggene dine :)

Helene said...

Kjenner problemet... jaffal det med jobbjobbjobb

Håper oppskriften på "return" virker :)

Desiree said...

I made these after seeing your tutorial on instrucables. Thank you so much! I had an old pattern but this was perfect! http://gazeintotheheavens.blogspot.com/2009/05/viking-shoes-and-skirts.html

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Janet Davis said...

These shoes are gorgeous!
I'm thinking they'd be great as sailing shoes... I'll try this out as soon as I find some leather. The felted socks with them are great too.

Leitholfr said...

i was wondering where the archaeology is derived from on this style for a Norse tyle footing
it is a wonderful piece but i am only aware of the turnstyle footings in my own research on the matter.

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