First: thanks for visiting my blog this year! It was nice to see the growing number of visitors. Here is a nice diagram – your present to me: And second: I promise I will do a few things different this year. I try to post at least 2-3 times per week, post more pictures and… Read More
This short (really short) tutorial shows the finishing steps of a blake stitched slip on shoe. Some phases kept definitely longer than you would think about the amount of pics we made – for example rasping. But anyway – this just draws a raw picture about this work, I didn’t made it for educational reasons.… Read More
So this step by step shoemaking guide is my present for beginner shoemakers. Note: this won’t replace a master, so you can try to make a pair shoe, but you can achieve more success with proper instructions. I put together these pictures from a video I made for students, so this is NOT the way… Read More
I made this pictures in Manhattan in August. Unbelievable, isn’t it? A tornado would have made a more gentle job.. 🙂
A shy girl, making a flat shoe. Every designer (like her) should learn at least the basics about the shoemaking, make some pairs with their cute hands, to understand better the construction and make more advanced design. You know what I think about it? Designers usually focus only the upper and the look of the… Read More
Yes, it is. Next course dates: 14-18 and 21-25 of June. Updates are coming soon, if you wish to be on the mailing list, please send me a message with a sentence, and I will keep you informed. Most probably this time we keep a Men Shoe Course I and II. and a High Heel… Read More
Here is the link for the paper miracles: http://kwandera.extra.hu/ And her blog: http://kwandera.blogspot.com/ And the creator: http://www.blogger.com/profile/10822194206430075429 Feel free to ask my help to contact her, I will be glad to help her career.
Hey I never thought that I will give this title to my post, but today, when I started to work on a pair and took out the toe puffs from the bag, I recognize something strange.. look at this: And closer… Still don’t see? OK, let me highlight it for you, dear reader. But a… Read More
If you have one woman around you, that can be happiness, family, love, whatever… If you have two, that can be anything, but not silence. Today I had six. two students from the USA, 3 designer students from Hungary and Erika, my upper maker. Noisy – this word just doesn’t cover what happened there today,… Read More
Yes, it is true, shoes from paper. Melinda – the creator of these shoes – came to my shop for some help making real pieces, but I asked her to show some designs she made (not so easy to get i, hmm? ) She really impressed me with these noce pieces. Very detailed work, nice… Read More
This pair of shoe is getting close to finish, and this is also a small tutorial for heel building. Enjoy!
Here is my chukka order, what I finish soon. Same 7 spi than before, double sole, French boxcalf, etc.. Start to look like a shoe, doesn’t it? It is a pity that I have to put paint on them… Tomorrow they will be ready. They must be ready.
In the Shoemaker’s workshop. Master Shoemaker Ferenc Gangyi and his workers and students. Sarkad, Bihar county, 1929 Hungarian Folklore Museum. photo: Maár It is just hard to say anything looking at these old pictures. Even those small children at the front of the picture must have been gone a long time ago, but most probably… Read More
So shortly what happened the last few days in my workshop. 1. We have a dog. OK, we just borrow her sometimes. And, no – her name is not Cujo. She is a very nice puppy in a huge body. Comes in to the workshop every day and says hello to everyone, then lay down,… Read More