|Last day under James' watchful eye.|
Welcome back good shoe folk of the world! Here's the second post about our intensive shoemaking students, a stalwart group of guys and gals aged mid 20s to early 60s for whom this has been their first time making shoes by hand!
Unsurprisingly there have been sore hands, sore backs, sore knees, sore almost everything...with one exception, Travers, who has smiled through....until Wednesday that is, when heel building got the better of him. Thankfully he's back on form today 😃
But if you were ever in any doubt about how intensive the intensive course is...there's a clue!
This week the group have stitched soles,
|Jodie - "squeeze with the knees!"|
...shaped sole edges,
|Miya pull skiving the split lift edges|
|Travers paring in the 'teeth' in the split lift|
|Peening the heel layers|