I have been extremely busy lately. But for all the right reasons! I’m happy to announce two important events that’s going to happen this summer.
- The long anticipated summer course will be held from 10th June to 17th June. It will be held in Ashland, OR. The technique I will be teaching is the English welt. It is an advanced technique, so more experienced makers are welcome to participate! I’ve been receiving requests for a welting course, and I’ve resisted for a long time. So this is a rare opportunity for all those wishing to learn a welted construction from me. And as usual, the course will be super intensive, hands-on, with a completed pair of shoes in the end. The course is 8 days long, and it includes pattern making and upper making demos (no hands-on).
- I started the Shoemaking Forum four years ago for the purpose of helping my former students remain in touch with each other and help them along their journey to become better craftspeople. And now, four years and more than five thousand member later, there’s no doubt that this beautiful craft has more enthusiasts than we ever imagined. So for the first time, we attempt to gather them together in a real life event.
but you can call them blue suede, as you probably don’t know any songs about nubuck shoes, right? Anyway – a simple, casual derby for everyday, just to add a hint of color to your khakis, maybe jeans.
We just received some superb quality german reinforcement tapes – way better quality than before and… now reinforcement for eyelets came back. This time not from the nasty fiberglass, but 1″ wide polyester.
The whole kit on sale for a week: self adhesive topline, backline, reinforcement and eyelet reinforcement tapes (all 100 yards). + one 200 yards complimentary topline (this is athe old fashioned, 1,3 mm wide).