Mr Bally at home...On 4 Featured Works by Kornrawiee

Mr Bally at home...On 4 Featured Works by 

Tools of the Trade

A discussion of cordwainers’ tools. And the first shall be “last”. This is a wooden foot-shaped form used to stretch and shape the leather. Most shoemakers had a collection of lasts in various general sizes. Of course, the shoemaker would have custom-fitted lasts for their special customers. When the master craftsmen formed their companies, they would maintain collections of lasts.

The making of lasts became a specialty as did other tasks in the shop. Patterns were necessary for cutting the leather. Some of the workers specialized in pattern-making. Others became cutters, also known as clickers, who cut the leather to the pattern shape. There were closers who sewed the upper part of the shoe together. After the closer finished the upper portion, the maker would attach the sole. Finally, the finishers would line the shoes and dye and polish the finished product.
Captured by Nikon D90 and Tamron 70-300mm lens on tripod.
Edited by Lightroom version 3 and Apertured version 3.2 on MacBook Pro
My Bangkok home, Thailand

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  • Sharon House
    Sharon Houseover 3 years ago

    Great image Sunny, and wonderful information!!!

  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyover 3 years ago

    I remember these from a cobbler’s near where I lived in London – great shot Sunny

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 3 years ago

    Fantastic capture

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 3 years ago

    Fabulous capture Sunny!!

  • czanti
    czantiover 3 years ago

    A beautiful shot.

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsover 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture and information Sunny!!

  • Delfino
    Delfinoover 3 years ago

    This is the best way to take care of your handmade shoes ;-)
    Sometimes my dog eates a pair of them ;-(

  • Karen  Helgesen
    Karen Helgesenover 3 years ago

    What a cool image, Sunny! Love the narrative as well!

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynover 3 years ago

    STUNNING !!!

    JUSTARTover 3 years ago

    great shot

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