28 Apr '14, 1am

The Last Clog Maker in England

The Last Clog Maker in England

is the last traditional clog maker of bespoke clogs in England. He hand cuts the leather uppers and hand carves the soles. He was taught by a man who was taught by a man who was taught by a man. In other words he is the living end of a line stretching back centuries. The English tended to carve Welsh and west country alder, Scottish birch and Lincolnshire willow. The Welsh used alder, birch & sycamore. It was said that they paid more for sycamore which lasts much longer.

Full article: http://naturalhomes.org/naturalliving/alder-clogs.htm

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