Finally, I have got off my butt and finished my pattens. This is
my first pair which, I am sure, will be updated later when I find out
all the things I don't like about them!
The pattern (below left) for the pattens was based on pictures of
extant examples found in Shoes and Pattens. I used paper to
shape around my foot (over the shoe). At this time, I am using pine
due to the cost. The 'uppers' are made from leather, as is the hinge
on the front of the foot. I have heard varying reports on this so
will see for myself how they go. I used 'blue steel' tacs from the
hardware store. (below centre) . The almost final item on the far
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Photos: D.Carlisle, K.Carlisle. © March, 2006