Bespoke Shoes Unlaced – a shoemaker's blog

Friday, 3 June 2016

Finish line, Open Studios and Tassels

Here we are in our final week of Kickstarter campaigning and what a ride it has been! Big celebrations last night...our fabulous backers have smashed the £18k target and we are now £20,000 thank you, thank you, thank know who you are!

But ever-ambitious, we hope to see Barkans on plenty of Open Studios visitors over the next few days.

Last night was opening night and it was a joy to show the new boots to our guests....including some Kickstarter champions. They finally got to see the boots in person and the chance to try them on...the feedback was great how they look, feel and and how comfy they are!

(We hope that you don't feel inundated with talk of Kickstarter, but it is SO important to us and to our British-manufacturing dreams....please forgive us!)

So we're all set for a weekend of selling shoes...

Clean windows...
The shoemaking process as 'installation'
Some of you may not recognise this clean and tidy space!
Winkers ready for the summer - may need to go abroad for that!
Size 8 Barkans in cognac veg. tanned leather - soooooo light and comfy
Winkers at the seaside

We mentioned our new tassel making masterclass planned for Saturday 16th July....well, here's a photo of what you could be making. If you'd like to take the course, please drop us an email and we'll send you more information and a booking form.

Until next week ....when we promise we'll be back to normal (well for a while at least)...happy shoemaking...and cheers to you all for your support!