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Monthly Archives: June 2009


I work on preparing the High Heel courses every day, so now I can show some result.

The lasts are arrived…

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SEXY.. Isn’t it? Real high heel designed just for this course…

And one model from the many you can choose… Cherry coloured patent leather. When I saw this leather in the shop I couldn’t resist. I thought only black and red are acceptable from patent, but this is just lovely.

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And a small detail – a gold crown, the symbol of my brand.
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Here is the possibility to learn shoemaking in a few weeks:

http://rosenbaumsny.com/summer09courses.html

More details will come soon.


This is the other RTW model. 2 eyelets derby, bull leather, JR leather (sole, heel, toe puff, heel counter). Very soon available. Thanks for the patience again!


As I informed the audience – due to the huge interest, there will be more course.

 

 

High Heel Course

Date: August 16th-18th.

Registration end: July 1st. 10 am.

 

Pattern Making Course:

A 3 – Day intensive Patternmaking and Design Course, Each student will produce 2 – 3 patterns. Bespoke uppers will be orderable at the conclusion of the course.

Date: August 19th – 21st

Registration starts: June 15th

Price: $1095.00 USD

 

1.      The Rules of Design

2.      Footwear Categories

3.    The History of Footwear

3.      Turning Concepts into Designs

4.      Designing Directly on the Last

5.      Patternmaking

6.      Prototyping

 

 

Men Shoe Making Courses:

Date: August 24th -28th

Registration starts: June 15th

Price per course: Level 1: $1495.00 USD, Level 2: $1795.00 USD

 

1.        Anatomy of the Foot & Ankle* (Level 1)

2.        History of Footwear* (Level 1)

3.        Foot Shapes & Sizes* (Level 1)

4.        Anatomy of a Shoe

5.        Measurement of the Foot

6.        Last Modification

7.        Traditional Shoemaking Techniques

8.        Different shoemaking techniques: cemented* and welted shoes** (Level 1 – Cemented, Level 2 – Hand Welted)

9.        Goyser Stitching** (Level 2)

 

 

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.

 

Course Tools: Complete course tool packages are recommended and are available for purchase prior to the course.

 

High Heel Shoemaking Tool package: $395.00.

Patternmaking Tool Package: $275.00

Level 1 & Level 2 Shoemaking Tool Package: $595.00

 

Should you need only some of these tools, please let us know in advance.

If you are attending more than one course, please advise us and we will combine the tool packages in order to avoid duplicates, as well as to save money.


Yes – believe or not, the first RTW is ready! 

Here you can follow how they are made:

part 1.

part 2.

 

The upper is water buffalo – coming in 5 colours, heel counter, toe puff, sole, heel toplift are from Rendenbach. This is a real handmade piece as all of my shoes. Very soon it will appear in some shops in limited quantity all over the world and it will be available for web orders.

Other models will come soon! 


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Just from the workbench – yes still no insole lining.. 🙂 Fresh, no?

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A small comment: there is one thing will be changed: the toplift will be half rubber. Practical for wet floor..


I have a great news: due to the big interest to my other courses, I will keep 2 extra course in August in NYC.

High heel will be kept, but an additional “pattern making” and “basic and advanced shoemaking” course will be held. Details are coming soon.