Sorry Guys. I am not happy to announce this, but.. even the 2 hours video is ready, I just can’t write them before I go to Portland because of some technical difficulties. I tried what I could, but 2 hours is a bit much for my poor equipped computer, so I need to get new… Read More
Hard to believe, but the first version is ready. At the moment it is only available for students, and the audio commentary is still missing (just like from all my others by the way), but ready. More than 2 hours, and the best video I ever made.
I just wanted to mention that we cut 1:38 from my my first shoe making DVD! Still some minutes missing, but today we will record everything. Reconsidering the target market: I think it is more convenient for intermediate level, more than beginner, but I think it is good for everyone, who tries to make footwear.… Read More
So here is the result: the ready made product – a prototype, which soon goes to production, so my customers can choose it also. Plenty details left to be decided, but – I can’T tell why – I just love this construction. This version became quite comfy and casual in the same time, I believe… Read More
Hey I almost forget to mention: I will visit some friends in Los Angeles also after the course. First time in that city..
When I came back from New York, somehow I had the’ fixa idea’ that I want to make a moccasin. So I teached Melinda (my pattern designer and apprentice) how to make the pattern (not easy at all, I can tell you), and we started a moccasin project. Here is the first few pics about… Read More
I have a request from a department store for a design video, and anyway I wanted to post something like that for a long time, so in the weekend we started to work on it, with Réka Vágó, my very talented designer friend. I have just finished the editing of the first part (soon I… Read More
So, here again, preparing the next course – this time in Portland. As it was announced, we will start with a Men Shoe Making Course – level 1., but in the same time girls (or actually anyone) can choose lady’s shoes. My idea was make PP 42 for men, and PP 38 for woman, but… Read More
Reka is teaching designers to pattern making and main design principles. Frankly: one week is not much to learn anything, but to spend days with real craftsmen, who really operates a successful brand – I believe that is something you shouldn’t miss. On the other hand – only depends on you – you can learn… Read More
And this is Kauffman’s window. Apparently they are not in love with students after lunch.. 😀 Maybe some day I will understand.
New York at sunset. So what would I do in the last night? Sightseeing of course. I walk by the Rockefeller center and getting an idea to ask how much is the “top of the rock” tour went in. 21 dollars. No way. I can get a good steak for that. So walked away, and… Read More
Level two students in actions. Reka Vago in action. She kept some really good presentations and a whole course later. Students again. Will you recognize the ready made shoes everybody’s hand? Yes, they did. (except us, lazy teachers) And the final product of the level 2 course.
Back to home. Puppy has upgraded to a small dog, and I feel extremely tired. So.. I will post more tomorrow. Happy shoemaking!