January was suitably cold so far. Sometimes it feels like normal.
Nothing has been normal , but I’m still here, and still sewing. My pace is slower, and my hours are greatly reduced by the compounded needs of friends and family. Going forward, I’ll be conservative with my output, sticking to 4-6 of anything at a time.
The one serious change is this:
There will be no more True North Boots.
I’ve built close to 1200 pairs in the last 22 years. Their time has passed. I can apply that energy to family and business.
I hesitated about pulling the page from the website, but the recent uptick in requests showed the need to make it official. No patterns. No kits. No instructions. No back stock. No passing the torch. These weren’t a product to take lightly, or build 3 at time. The minimum buy for liners alone is now beyond my budget. They’ve been a labor of love for decades. I’ve done well enough.
I wish you all a safe and peaceful start to the new year.