HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN MOCCASINS by Sylvia Grainger

HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN MOCCASINS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Defined here as ""soft leather footware, originally made and worn by American Indians,"" moccasins come in a variety of styles; thus some of these have plywood soles, some are high and laced, some are decorated with fringe, paint, or beads, and some are of shearling suede. Though Grainger uses modern tools and materials, the styles are authentic, with the ten different projects divided by region and then by tribe. (However, her unexplained labels might give the impression that mukluks are a Northwest tribe.) She starts you off with a pattern to fit the foot and carefully reviews the processes of cutting, sewing, punching, etc., before putting you to work on a shoe. This is not for your rainy-day craftsman grown bored with kits and macaroni, but if it looks a bit imposing remember Grainger's apology: ""In my experience, long instructions often mean clear instructions.

Pub Date: Oct. 28th, 1977
Publisher: Lippincott