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Friday, 2 August 2013

Pattern making course - London last day

A cooler morning so energy levels are up today as our group of pattern makers settle down to a busy, final day trying to get everything that they want, completed.

Today it was on with the brogue derby...





and some creative design work on toe medallions including hearts, spades and crosses or


on a more personal note, inspired by the scallop shell symbolism of 
Santiago de Compostela


and a creative take on initials.

Whilst kraft paper and scalpels have been flying today, we've been setting up for the intensive shoemaking course, which starts on Monday. We're delighted that the 'piggyback' approach to the courses is working so well, as we will be joined by four of our pattern making students in the coming weeks.

A quiet summer? I don't think so!

 Tools and materials....


waxes and tar...


finishing...


back up awls 'just in case'...


irons...


example stiffener...


toe puff...


and welt. 

Finally, empty shelves ready to fill with work in progress!

There will be daily shoemaking posts next week as the course gets under way, so keep a look out. Until then, have a look back at some of our past students in action on Claymoor's List (thank you Mircea) and Happy Shoemaking!

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