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Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Pattern making Course, Summer 13. Day 2

Today saw our students doing the lining pattern for their court shoes. This involved a 3 piece pattern, vamp, body and counter.

Then, on the same last, the students drew a slipper design (which is like the court shoe but with a tab on the vamp) and made a forme.

After lunch saw them moving on to the Oxford. After a discussion of the style and its history, they selected a new last and taped it up. From here they drew the design lines onto the last.

The results were very impressive and I think the students went away having learnt a lot. Fiona reported that they had worked really hard and maintained good levels of concentration. Time flies when you are having fun.

More tomorrow

Happy shoemaking!

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