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Book Review: The Sandalmaking Workshop

  Let me begin by saying that I highly recommend The Sandalmaking Workshop by Rachel Corry. I'm truly thrilled that this book exists. Corry takes the reader through the process of shoe-making and explains what tools and materials you need in concise terms with clear photos. She then includes directions/images for 14 sandal and shoe styles as projects the reader can make. Corry demystifies one of the last remaining handcrafts that tend to intimidate modern makers, and it's not that there aren't books out there on shoemaking already, but nearly all of them are out of print, use archaic language and poor safety protocol due to the time in which they were written predating OSHA, and include poor quality photos (if any). I teach a shoemaking/altering unit in one of my classes and i'll be adding this book as a reference text for that course. I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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