Post by Buckskin Billy on Apr 25, 2009 18:24:13 GMT -5
just got through making these mocs from a deer hide i brain tanned. got red felt sewed to buckskin tongue, and beaded. i aint no good when it comes to bead work so don't expect much on the beads. but i think they came out nice even with the shoty bead work
Post by Buckskin Billy on May 3, 2009 9:12:32 GMT -5
the vamp is the red part. you could call it the tongue. they call them pucker vamps cuz where the vamp meets at the toes they pucker up when you sew them together. mine aren't as noticeable cuz of the red cloth i sewed on top of the buckskin vamp. could you imagine calling them pucker tongue mocs thats fuuny to me. i don't know fer sure, maybe beaudro could chime in and give more details, but i think the original pucker vamps, had cloth vamps only, maybe thats why they pucker better. mine has a buckskin vamp and i sew the red cloth to that . they were also called kootanee, chippewa, and red river style. i believe pucker vamp is a modern term.
I don't know if I could add anything to your post or not Billy. I'm pretty sure the names pucker toe, and vamp are modern words to describe them, and they have been called many other names. My first ones were made terrible until you sent me that pattern, thanks again! Anymore most all mocs are broken down into three categories, at least for most reenactors. The centerseam , the side fold, and these pucker vamps. Then there is different versions of each of these. Native tech had a pretty good map of different styles of mocs and the regions that are known for them. If you decide to make these pucker toe mocs it really helps to use the pattern , i attempted several without any instruction, i still got a pile of scrap braintan left over. It's simple, but a person would have never thought of how they are cut out.
whitedove: How's everybody?
Feb 25, 2014 0:33:16 GMT -5
whitedove: Well who is the moderator on this forum?
Mar 4, 2014 21:45:33 GMT -5
kentuckybushcraft: Just found and signed up on this forum today. Experienced camper (20 yrs) and novice hunter/trapper. Did some hunting and trapping as a youth and fell out of it after high school. Goals are to harvest deer this year, elk or bear next year.
Mar 5, 2014 7:40:03 GMT -5
kentuckybushcraft: Hope to learn skills to mount hides, tanning, and clothes making.
Mar 5, 2014 7:41:06 GMT -5
whitedove: Welcome to this forum. There still is a lot of good information on this website. There used to be several who would sign in and visit with one another. Perhaps you may be friends with some of them. It's sad to see a good forum like this go to waste.
Mar 5, 2014 11:09:56 GMT -5
whitedove: I go by the name of White Dove. I was introduced to brain tanning several years back. Still a lot to learn myself.
Mar 5, 2014 11:12:45 GMT -5
whitedove: I noticed changes in the website. Looks like someone went to a great deal of work. Well good luck to you Kentuckybushcraft!
Mar 5, 2014 11:20:50 GMT -5
kentuckybushcraft: Thank you White Dove. I was starting to think I had walked into a ghost town. haha. It will obviously be some time before I have any pics or info to share, bc I'm still in the learning phase. I hope to get some Turkey hunting in this year too.
Mar 5, 2014 21:55:34 GMT -5
whitedove: Your right Kentuckybushcraft, it sure did look like a ghost town there.(haha) I have seen many sights while researching. It's nice to see someone else on here. There's a lot of pictures on here, or there used to be. And good luck on that Turkey hunt.
Mar 6, 2014 14:34:53 GMT -5
whitedove: I guess the season will be here before you know it.
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