Bespoke Shoes Unlaced – a shoemaker's blog

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Chocolate studios and Catskill Workshops

Welcome back good shoe folk of the world. As you can see things are taking shape at the new Carreducker School premises.  The signage arrived and went up this week, so no excuses not to find us when you come to party on May 11th!

But the big news of the week was the arrival of the work table. It's been a work in progress and has come all the way down from Sheffield.

As you can see, it's a robust but beautiful piece of kit, nothing fancy. The thick top is good, honest scaffolding planks (sanded and varnished) on a repro. Industrial Design Co. Sheffield Engineered base; chosen to easily survive the nicks, knocks and bumps of shoe making and to improve with age. 

And don't the '60s vintage chairs look great around it?

They are fully height adjustable so we should be able to make everyone comfortable when they are  sat welting or finishing for a few hours!

All set and looking forward to welcoming you to unit 50 on May 11th

We're not the only ones getting our workshop ship shape. As you may remember Jesse Moore has moved from Brooklyn to Catskill and this is her beautiful Art Deco store front...

and now she's getting the workshop out the back all set for the Pattern Making for Bespoke Shoes and Clicking & Closing courses which start this Friday, 27th April.

There's still a little way to go, but the shop front and work space are looking warm and welcoming...we only wish we were going! There are still places left, so if you fancy finding yourself an Airbnb or B&B and hot-footing it to Catskill, drop us an email.

That's all from us for now. Until next week happy shoe making!