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Shoes and Craft

A shoemaker's blog about shoemaking

As you probably heard about it – I keep courses sometimes to teach people for this beautiful craft. Here is the detailed info sheet about my next course in NY this spring. We have huge interest for it (and still have time), so  if you are interested – be quick to book your place.

Shoemaking Course in New York, 2009 May

Learn a new profession or simply improve your current shoe making skills. Renowned educators & faculty from around the world. ABC & BOC Continuing Education Unit Credits (CEU’s) pending.

Courses & Dates

Basic Shoemaking 2009 May 4th to the 8th
Advanced Shoemaking 2009 May 11th to the 15th
Each Course will produce a pair of shoes using different techniques.
Tools are provided for the course and will be available for purchase at the end of each course.
Material Samples will be provided for future reference along with a tool and materials guide.
Basic Shoemaking May 4th to the 8th
$1495.00 (Includes all materials needed)

 1. Anatomy of the Foot & Ankle
 2. History of Footwear
 3. Foot Shapes & Sizes
 4. Anatomy of a Shoe
 5. Measurement Techniques
 6. Tool Selection
 7. Last Selection
 8. Last Modification
 9. Material Selection 
10. Patternmaking & Clicking
11. Lasting Techniques
12. Cemented Shoe Construction
13. Heel & Sole Attachment
Advanced Shoe Making Course – $1495.00 (Includes all materials needed)
1. Traditional Shoe Making Techniques
2. Advanced Finishing
3. Antiquing Methods
4. Welting
5. Stitching Methods
6. Repair & Refurbish

Cancellation & Late registration fees are as follows:
You can receive a full refund less a $300.00 processing fee if we receive written notice at least 30 days prior to the course start date. Refunds cannot be issued for cancellations less than 30 days prior to course start date. Registration less than 14 days prior to course start date will be charged a 10% late fee.
For Hotel arrangements, please contact me at the email address below.
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