I recently received my order from my toolmaker, so cordwainertools.com has updated wth new stuff. Sorry from those who couldn’t place the order, because of missing stuff. What has been arrived? These: Folding hammer for upper makers..
Kristiana working on her collection. As a matter of fact, day and night, sometimes until 3am… So I can’t just show what is on her foot, as it is a prototype, but enjoy her smile instead!
Recently someone called me if I could take part in a show featuring some the vanishing crafts. For the moment i said, ok, why not? Let’s do it! Then I started to think: if I give an interview on this topic, it would mean I admit to the fact my craft is vanishing, moreover, whatever… Read More
So, after my great colleague, Mr. Craig Corvin’s blog post and other, English makers CarreDucker’s post about it, I felt like posting my version too. I am not claiming that any of these are inferior or superior, only different approach of an important topic – side stiffeners. What is side stiffeners after all? Side Stiffeners… Read More
One of my student had a chance to write into the American Footwear News mentioning my Name and brand also. Can someone send me a copy please? 🙂 link
Oh, yes! Why not? Who said anyway, that us shoemakers can only produce dress shoes? So, the story: My nephew complained that after he’s spent some time in the workshop, he just can’t find good shoes in the stores… I kind of understand that. I wouldn’t too… 🙂 Anyway, I offered him, why doesn’t he… Read More
The Budapester had a long history. It originates from the time when shoemakers in Vienna and Budapest competed with each other, each city selected a signature model to perfect it. It’s a common mistake that the Budapester is a certain model. There were many lines, different solutions on patterns, but 2 things must be the… Read More
She is OK, and works pretty nice… and doesn’t talk too much, but that is normal and we used to it. 🙂
This is day my shoemaking carrier started. I was very young, and to tell the truth, I was more interested in seeing girls in the trade school for leathercraft (and fur) than the tools, but anyway, I was there. It was pretty far from my house, so it was more than 1,5 hours from home… Read More
Here is one of the January students: Nazim, showing one of his ceation: a high heel, low (suede) boot with leather sole. Good job man!
And the grey suede boot, what you could follow (or at least the first steps…) A small interesting fact: the tool we used for the top was my great grandfather’s tool (or maybe even his father). I met his widow, when I was a 6 years old kid , but I was more interested chasing… Read More
First of all: a student work. A kind of old type of peasant boot, based on an old pattern-maker book’s instructions.
I started to make some boots to my girlfriend, who was continuously complain that she hasn’t got enough footwear from the workshop… (BTW can any woman read define me, what you ladies mean “enough” if it is about footwear? 🙂 ) Never mind, so after the red high heel this is the new piece –… Read More