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SHSM Monthly Open House Features Living History Presentation by Local “Bespoke” Bootmaker

On Sunday September 19th from 2-4 p.m., local artisan Sarah Madeleine T. Guerin, pays homage to Stoneham’s shoe history with a live shoemaking demonstration near the Stoneham Museum’s 10 Footer, located at the Museum property on 36 William St. The Stoneham 10 footer is on the National Register of Historic Buildings. The Museum 3rd Sunday Monthly Open House as well as the special living history event is family friendly and free to the public.

According to Sarah, “As an Artist and Bootmaker, I am resurrecting a vernacular practice in a Ten Footer boot-shop where I create bespoke custom boots. Each boot design is unique and deliberate, raised up from raw materials with a thorough knowledge of craft and tradition yet with the approach of architectural design theories in collaboration with the intended wearer. I also make art using skills from the craft of boot making. Each work of art comes to be when inspiration demands it.” She is the proprietor of local luxury boot company, Saboteuse.

Sarah Tierney Guerin is a French/American skilled bootmaker, a Master knitter, and is fluent in English, French, and Italian.