As Northampton Museum commissioned this project, I inevitably got involved with shoes. When I first met with members of the Northamptonshire Association for the Blind at the Museum we were shown a selection of shoes from different historical periods as well as several other objects from the collection. We were able to handle and feel these objects. I became interested in the variety of materials combined in these shoes and objects and the different methods used to join them together. The NAB members made things of their own and contributed their ideas to the piece I made.