Capability Brown

Excellent blog about ‘Brown’ shoes – quite fancy a new pair now!

Croome Redefined

I am currently making a pair of Capability Brown’s derby shoes with a large buckle at the front. It has been an interesting starting point as they are very different in style to my own design work yet are similar in construction to contemporary shoes. 

The 18th Century Landscape architect, Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown earned his name by informing wealthy clients that their land had great ‘capability’ for improvements and after years of formally structured gardens, his natural, open landscapes brought a welcome change to the vast estates of England. Croome Court’s own beautiful and open landscape with its carefully engineered winding path allows you to appreciate not only the Court itself but also the various follies dotted in the distance.

I hope you enjoy seeing some of the processes that go into making his pair of shoes!  

After the pattern making and clicking (cutting the pattern pieces from…

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About Lancelot Capability Brown

Hello and Welcome to my Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown blog! I thrive on the richness and diversity found within our historic gardens and landscapes and I hope through this blog to paint a picture of Lancelot Brown’s 18th Century world, his landscapes and life. I’d like this blog to spread the Brownian word far and wide, so please join in, suggest post subjects, send in potential articles or links to anything and everything with 'Capability'. I’ll also be looking forward to the Capability Brown Tercentenary Celebration of his birth in 2016, and look forward to an incredible year where the work of Brown can receive more praise and recognition than ever before. I've also launched a Twitter account under the title of @Brown2016 where for the next few years I plan to help spread the word and at the very least play my part in the build-up to a special year for all who enjoy landscape gardening in its true form. All views are my own and do not represent those of any organisation.
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