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Friday, 22 January 2016

Intensive Shoemaking Course January 16 - The Results!

So the students finished the course last Saturday and they ended up with some fine shoes.

The results - very nice!

They were a relatively quick group so they had plenty of time to do good finishing and the results were very good.

They glassed the soles and sanded them

Then they chose their final finish - inked or natural


Once the lasts were pulled...

On the last jack

...there were some tweaks on the fit - half socks, full socks, double socks or no socks at all.

Sock or no sock?

No sock

As you can see, the shoes were great. A big congratulations to all of them - well done guys!

Admiring the finished shoes

Proud shoemaker

Bloomsbury style

Now, who's next?

We are taking bookings for our next intensive shoemaking courses in Brooklyn in May and August and October in London

And why not combine one them with our pattern making courses? If you sign up for both, we offer you a £250 discount on the joint price. If you go to our courses pages, you can download the relevant booking form

Places are limited, so don't delay.

If you have any questions, please email us  -

Until next week, happy shoemaking