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