Design & Construction by quentin Irvine
© 2009 quentin Irvine
Design & Construction by quentin Irvine

All Natural Grass Innersole

Here i designed and constructed an all natural shoe innersole. The principal constituent of the filling for the innersole was a grass which i found along the Yarra river in Eltham, Victoria, at a swimming hole named laughing waters. The innersole also contains a layer of machine knitted wool and outer layers of cotton/hemp canvas. The outer edge of the innersole is bound with natural cotton tape. The stitching is all natural cotton thread.


The straw/grass/reed mater which was the principal constituent of the innersole:Double Click for Full Scale

The making of the innersole:Double Click for Full Scale

Side view of the innersole being sewn before binding was applied:
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The finished innersole along with the shoe that it has been used in:
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The underside of the innersole:
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© 2009 quentin Irvine