Bespoke Shoes Unlaced – a shoemaker's blog

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Shoe making course New York - days 7, 8, 9

We started the week further behind than we've ever been before...only two had cork and shanks on, others had cork still to complete and they all had to skive and rasp them smooth.

Somehow, with heads down and great effort by the students, they all had a shoe to take home to stitch Monday night. Phew!

It was a late one for all of them, apart from Aijaz who breezed through his stitching homework. Tuesday morning eyes were bleary but one shoe was well on its way to completion. Heads down again and by the end of Tuesday heels were being peened.

By Wednesday, today, everyone has split lifts on and even a couple of heels built. There is nothing like seeing your shoes taking shape! 

I'm looking forward to a couple of lovely days of finishing and some great results!