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Monday, 22 May 2017

New York Intensive Shoemaking Class - week 2



Welcome back fellow shoe enthusiasts! 

I'm sure that you will join us in congratulating the six handsewn shoemaking students who finished their shoes on Saturday in a flurry of rasping, glassing, sanding, polishing, dyeing, waxing and burnishing!!!!!

Here's week two of their journey in no particular order...and, of course, their wonderful shoes! 

Pull-skiving...


Peening...

Edge trimming...

Channel cutting...

Sole stitching...

In unusual...

...and more traditional stitching positions

Trimming the heel seat...

Heel building


Nail punching...

A break in teaching and time for party shoes...
Heel breast pitch

One rasped....one still to go

Time to dye...

Edges polished ready to burnish

Almost done...


Painting...

  A Military shine...

Some great sole patterns...


And they're done!


Celebrating with our generous host, friend and fellow shoemaker Jesse Moore at Fresh Kills Bar in Brooklyn...

At the end of week 1 with James...

And all together....Marc, Ivana, Alesha, Greg, Emily and Abby and me 

It's good night from New York and from us until later this week, happy shoemaking!





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