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Friday, 11 May 2012

Day 4 NY shoemaking course

The day started with a lovely line up of shoes - and we can call them that now - all lasted, stiffeners and toe puffs in and ready to welt.

 Then with threads made the welting was under way. We've had a day of bristle slippage for some of the students which meant much careful unwinding, re-keying and tarring of the bristle and re-winding. Frustrating, but VERY good practise. James will be teaching them all another way to attach bristles next week which might work better for them.

And the day ended with one shoe welted and 5 others almost everyone has gone home with some welting homework! We shall see how they fared in the morning!

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