So, let’s start with the most important one: There will be no course in New York in March, but… But let’s start with the explanation. I never felt comfortable with those courses: the environment was always so professional – I mean I rented a place, but it never looked like a workshop, which could have… Read More
I must admit: finnish shoemaker students are in the first line in terms of quality and humbleness to the Craft. Here is a good example: Antti, who just left my course. Look at those nice English welted shoes! A closer look.. And his products: a black wholecut (all student start with that), a brown oxford… Read More
on the other hand: the last one in Hungary. I visited him with 2 students: Karin and Nneka. They were really lucky seeing the whole process creating a bespoke last. You can see some steps also. Photos are the courtesy of Karin.
So this is the “famous” last which I mentioned before. This is the form, what I just couldn’t describe enough to last designers and makers – most probably it was my fault, but anyway – they are here… I mean the shoes I made on them first. A short description about the shoes: crust leather… Read More
Thanks for your comments and visiting my blog! Here is the teaser for the next present. If we reach over 1000 visitors for 3 days in a row (currently around 600), I release a complete upper pattern for a lady and a man shoe. The last will be available on the Internet to purchase and… Read More
SO, news: one person cancelled participate in the 2011 apprenticeship course program (2 week complimentary study with me), so I have chosen an other person, who also applied for it. So, the winner is….. Athan Chilton! Applause! Contact me Athan, and let’s find out when you come!
MODIFIED Thanks for the so many comments and nice message. I will keep you updated guys with some more stuff like this. (Who wants to make easy-to-make sandals with me?)
As I promised to the faithful readers, I will give you a small present. So, I upload a material with patterns, which will help you in the craft (heel, counters, pattern lines, etc). These materials won’t be here forever, only a few hours, so you will have a limited chance to download them – that’s… Read More
So I have to admit – my activities about the last few months were around the upcoming DVD. I just realized that I posted too much about it, and much less about shoes. On the other hand it had a reason – “thanks” for an old sport injury, which didn’t let me put too much… Read More
… with a Wiener model. Funny, isn’t it? Budapest and Wien were competitors in the old times in myna crafts, but especially in shoes. This is my new-Budapest last, which is a great chance for goyser stitch and heavy looking soles, and what I got it as an order? Yes a semi brough – Wiener,… Read More