Wen Yuan Xi Ying
Wang Yong's Prose-"Cloth Shoes"
The mother's cloth shoes
Still lying in the old cabinet of the old kiln
Old look like mother's hands
She once supported me every inch of land in my hometown
-"A Pair of Cloth Shoes"
You can only wear new shoes when you are a Chinese New Year or when you are in a market. Those sturdy and comfortable cloth shoes were all made by mother. The moment you put on the new cloth shoes, the kind of joy and joy that you can't compare with buying a pair of brand-name shoes now. Wearing new cloth shoes, I feel relaxed and vigorous even walking, I feel that I can pick up the stars in the sky.
At that time in the countryside, there was a cloth package in the cabinet of each household, which was full of ordinary torn clothes and rags and other things. These things can not be thrown away. These are the raw materials for making cloth shoes.
After the autumn harvest every year, firewood piles up, grain enters the warehouse, and the farmers' leisure time has come. The young men in the village gathered in groups to play cards and bragging. The old men crouched in the Yangmen Road and pulled things up when they were young. The young mothers-in-law held the needles in the creak and gathered together to start sewing At the end, pulling homely, laughter fluttered throughout the small village.
Mother was also more relaxed at this time. To make new shoes, you must first pave the lining. At this time, the ragged clothes in the cloth package will be of great use. The mother washed the cloths, dried them, and started lining. Another thing that is used for paving is Artemisia annua, which has the same function as paste, and can stick scattered cloths together. As for why you use sand wormwood instead of flour paste, my mother told me that after the flour paste dries, it ’s hard to lining and the pins are hard to get in. Even if the shoes are sewn, they are hard and uncomfortable. Artemisia annua is not the same. It is soft after drying.
Mother found a plywood, wiped it clean, and applied a layer of artemisinin paste, and then put the cleaned cloth head neatly on the plywood one by one. After smoothing the cloth, stick another layer on the cloth, so Forty-five times, even a piece of lining is done. Then the mother glued the lined lining to the face of the kiln leg and allowed it to dry naturally. At that time in the countryside, every house and every household on the face of the cave dwellings was glued with this lining, which was also a very special scenery.
After the lining is dried, the next step is to make the shoe the most difficult step. The strength of a pair of shoes often depends on the strength of the sole.
The mother took off the lining and took out a thick yellowed book, which contained the shoes of the whole family. The father's oldest was down the sisters. My youngest, but my most troublesome. Because, as I get older, my mother cuts a pair of shoes for me every year.
The mother fixed the shape of the shoe on the lining with a needle, slowly cut out the shape with scissors, and then repaired the details. The sole and upper that came out were smooth and uniform, and very resistant to the look.
The mother took the twine of the soles. Hemp rope is hemp planted in his own vegetable garden. After the fall in the river, the skin of the hemp rod is pulled up. The skin of the hemp rod is the raw material of the hemp rope. When rubbing the hemp rope, the mother will roll up the trouser legs, twist and twist, and then twist these thin pieces together into thick hemp rope, rubbing the hemp rope is a laborious task, even if you accidentally rub your legs, Swelling and numbness to bend are commonplace. Hemp rope is enough to accommodate the soles of the family. I saw that the mother cut the three or four layers of the shoe soles together, and sewed them densely with a twine, a needle, a needle, and a thimble to push the needle from this side of the shoe to the other side, and then bite the needle with the teeth to pull it out. As soon as they come and go, the stitches are even, and the soles are naturally strong and beautiful, just like the potatoes and corn grown by the father, there is always a fixed spacing and line spacing. The soles I received were very hard. I often knocked my own head with the soles my mother accepted, and I grinned when I hurt, and my mother smiled and said that I was a gray (silly) kid.
The production of the upper is very delicate. Use the black strip fleece bought at the market, carefully cut it out, use the paste to stick to the cut upper as a shoe upper, use a new cloth to stick to the other side as a shoe, and then use a white The cloth is cut into long strips, wrapped around the upper, stitched with needles and stitches, and then a piece of elasticity bought from a market about two fingers wide is sewn at the shoe mouth, so that the upper is made. Because it is a shoe upper, although some of the pins must be dark, there is no pin on the shoe upper.
After all these were prepared, the mother fixed the upper back to the sole, and then stitched the upper and sole together one stitch at a time. At this time, a pair of delicate cloth shoes were ready. Making cloth shoes is not only a complicated process, but also takes time and labor, but the mother never complains. Every year, she makes cloth shoes for the whole family, so that we can put on brand-new cloth shoes like our peers. What it really means.
The most exciting time is to wear new cloth shoes. When I saw the new cloth shoes that my mother made for me, I could n’t wait to put them on. My thumb was a little squeezed. I took off the shoes, and my mother reached into the shoes with a pin clip and pushed forward a few times. When I put them on again, It doesn't matter. Pure cotton shoes have good toughness, are light and comfortable, have natural breathability and are very comfortable after wearing. Every new year or market, in order to keep my new shoes from being soiled, I walked on tiptoes on a bumpy road, which became a kind of fun on the way to school. Taking light steps, walking in the vibrant green onions. In this way, wearing the cloth shoes made by my mother, I have gone through childhood and walked into teenagers ... I think that today's children, wearing brand-name shoes, cannot appreciate the mood when we wear cheap cloth shoes, which cannot be expressed in words. of.
Nowadays, my mother is getting old, and she ca n’t make needlework and cloth shoes, and there are a lot of leather shoes, sports shoes, and casual shoes in the store, which can be chosen by anyone. I also bought all kinds of shoes, but For some reason, I still want to wear cloth shoes. Sometimes, I can still dream about my mother making shoes for me. When I wake up, my eyes are full of wetness.
(Shenmu Coal Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. Wang Yong)