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Saturday, 10 May 2014

Shoemaking Course, New York May 2014 - Days 4, 5 and 6

It's Saturday evening and my week teaching the Carreducker Intensive Shoemaking course in Williamsburg, Brooklyn is over. How time flies!
Deborah has arrived and is ready to take over on Monday. I fly home tomorrow morning - back to reality!

The students have got to the point where they are ready to put their soles on, so good progress.

On days 4, 5 and 6, we did the following

 Lasted the toe puffs.

Shaped them.

Prepared threads.


Made welts.


Welted the shoes (sorry, I deleted the photos) . And then put in the shanks.




Skived the shanks.



Happy students at the end of week 1. Lets hope they are as happy at the end of week 2 when their shoes are finished! I'm sure they will be.

So watch this space.


Until the next time, happy shoemaking!

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