Jackie Leggett

Re-Working Clogs

2 Dec 2023 – 17 Mar 2024

Window Collection

From the traditional clogs of the North of England which were made in abundance in the last century and worn in the mills, mines, and on high days and holidays by clog dancers and kids as the footwear of choice. Jackie Leggett the designer/ maker behind Jackie Loves Clogs has reworked this traditional footwear into a modern day classic. Her passion for clogs and making dates back to her Great Grandfather who was one of those clog makers from the west Cumbrian town of Maryport where he had a shop (see picture in large vitrine 1st floor; Jackie’s Great Grandfather is the gentleman stood on the steps).

Jackie takes the traditional designs forward and has made them colourful and contemporary using details such as fringing and playful hearts, as just two examples. The making process is still traditional - Jackie hand cuts the leather around patterns, then sews the uppers together on an old Singer sewing machine and moulds the upper around the last. Finally she nails it to the beech wood clog sole which has a rubber corker attached for grip and prevention of wear to the wood. Jackie’s finished designs, using contrasting colours, shapes and exaggerated lacing and buckle fastenings with little pops of colour tucked under decorative nails, add the final details making for sustainable, fun-to-wear clogs.