This week, our expert pattern making tutor, Fiona Campbell, has been teaching our 5 day pattern making for bespoke shoes.
This course teaches the basics of pattern making - taping the last; making the master; making the mean forme; and breaking down the pattern pieces.
They started the week with a loafer pattern
And moved on through the week to an Oxford pattern and a Derby pattern. We think that with these three patterns, you can more or less make a pattern for any kind of shoe style.
|Great to see the students working together|
|One to one attention is possible with the maximum class size of 8|
|Happy,smiling students after five days of hard work|
So well done to all our pattern making students on a productive and enjoyable week.
On a different subject, the first 12 day intensive course of the summer finished on Saturday and was a great success Our intrepid students all produced some fine work, we hope you will agree. Well done to all of them.
|Excellent finished shoes|
|That is a face of happiness and fulfilment|
|We love a coloured lace!|
We have another 12 day intensive shoe making course starting next week with seven new students eager to learn handsewn shoe making. Several of them have done both the pattern making and the shoe making to give themselves a real kickstart. This is why we we sandwich two 12 day shoe making courses around the pattern making course. It seems to work brilliantly
So, dear readers, until next week, happy shoemaking!