Thursday, July 29, 2010
Ballerina Pink Bow Belt
"My name is Katie & I make moccasins among other things.
After growing tired of the a handful of drab moccasin choices on the market I set off to create stylish, fun and functional moccasins I wanted to wear. With my accumulated crafting, sewing and design knowledge I created Darlingtonia Moccasin Company & the moccasins you see here.
I make each pair of Darlingtonia Moccasins entirely by hand, leather is cut, holes are punched, and physical effort is exerted while using a completely manual antique Singer 29k sewing machine equipped with a foot treadle (but most of the time I just use the hand crank). After cutting, sewing, adhering, and lacing the fun begins as embellishments are added.
Darlingtonia Moccasin Company is named after: Darlingtonia Californica - also called the California Pitcher plant, Cobra Lily, or Cobra Plant, is a carnivorous plant, the sole member of the genus Darlingtonia in the family Sarraceniaceae. (thanks Wikipedia)
I am a photographer by trade, I earned a BFA in fine art photography from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco where I specialized in large format photography, wet-plate collodion (glass plate negatives & tintypes) & other antique photographic processes.
When I am not making moccasins I can be found blogging, tweeting, knitting, sewing garments, printmaking, sketching & on occasion standing behind my behemoth 8x10 camera."
bio written by Katie via her etsy profile
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