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Friday, July 27, 2007

Back To Basics

Originally uploaded by Green Kitchen.

Originally uploaded by Green Kitchen.

Originally uploaded by Green Kitchen.
Made these mocs a while back, just in time for my son to wear them to a powwow. I just happened to pick up the book and flip to this pattern. I had all the supplies, too. Of course *having* the supplies and being able to *find* the supplies are two different things. Luckily the craft gods were with me that day and I readily found all that I needed. The pattern comes from this great book that our family has had forever. There's so much info in that book: canning, dyeing, tanning, house building, adobe making, metal work, spinning, everything! My next read is going to be natural dyeing, of course.

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Anonymous Jen said...

Holy smokes! Those are amazingly cool. Looks like an awesome book to have on your shelf...

Fri Aug 10, 07:41:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Kerry said...

ok, making shoes is just plain terrific! nice job!! I know what you mean about the difference between having supplies, and finding them - I am forever misplacing stuff!

Fri Aug 10, 03:10:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous angharad said...

That book was my first craft book-seriously. I was all set to build my own house out of it, and it's where I learned how to make soap. My copy still has the moccasin pattern pieces tucked into it, though I never did make a pair. How great to see it on your blog today!

Fri Aug 10, 03:58:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Angelina said...

That is one heck of a cool book! I must keep my eyes on the lookout for it, do you think it's out of print? Maybe there's a reprint of it?

What a cool project.

Sat Aug 11, 11:01:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Nate and Jen said...

I have to say, I found your site by accident through futuregirl's site, BUT, I am so stoked to find other crafters out there like me who like to make things that are not, shall we say, completely conventional, AND, I just about died laughing when I saw your post with the Back to Basics book. My husband had a copy from when he was a kid and he literally wore it through looking through it so often. To the point that my inlaws found a copy for us for a Christmas gift the year we got married. I told my husband about your completed moccs and he sighed and reminded me I promised to make him a pair years ago.


Keep up the good work!

Wed Aug 15, 11:07:00 PM PDT  

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