I found my macro-zoom and made some pictures for my brochure. I think I will use that equipment a bit more frequently.
I have started a group for my product line. You can find it here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Koronya-Handmade-Shoes-and-Boots/175985762453235
Well, this topic is in my plans for a long time… As a matter of fact for almost 3 year when someone asked me on a certain forum, how he can make the difference between the real handmade and the fake one. This is one of the most difficult question. If I would want to… Read More
Blue corner: bristles, red corner: needles. Bristles: pretty lightweight guys, flexibile, but impossibile to attach them onto the thread REALLY strong. Needles: hard guys, so you even have to take the temper out a bit, but seems like a bit … heavy… wait.. wrong competitor! The new ones are just thin as bristles and not… Read More
I promise RTW line for ages – here is the first prototype. It will be available as soon as I find a distributor. Until then enjoy the pics. What should we know about this shoe? veg-tanned leather outsole, heel, welt insole and stiffeners (mostly JR) 6 eyelets whole cut, with deep topline for the elegance… Read More
I could put my hand on some old lasts from Texas, Austin. It wasn’t an easy job, I had to ask some help from my friend, Eustace, but finally they are here. No, this is nothing extraordinary until now – I get lasts, much more than I need – on the photos they look attractive,… Read More
The last day from your stage is always a very special – you finish your second (maybe third-fourth) pair, and if they fit – which is not the main purpose of the course, but feels good anyway – you can wear them, walking away in your special, one-of-a-kind footwear. It is a pleasure to be… Read More
Finally I found a few minutes to update the site with all the actual information about the upcoming courses. http://www.shoemakingcourse.com
Here is the schedule for this year. There are some interesting ones, like prototype making course or the next one: the welted. If you need any more info, feel free to contact me, or also contact me for register: firstname.lastname@example.org. coursesin2011
This is one of the most challenging and popular course. We have almost 2 weeks to complete a hand-made welted shoe, which leads the bespoke orders for a hundred years. Simple (or at least seems to be simple), refined, and f’ckin’ hard to make, if you never touched any tools – I mean… at least… Read More
Soon the first Intensive Apprenticeship Course will come to the end, and I must admit, that I learned a lot. What? – I will limit the number of participant, so I can keep the courses in my own workshop. – I will provide extra jobs for those who can work faster. – We will watch… Read More
The first pictures from the March, Beginner Course. There are more to come.
.. has been started. Soon I post some pictures.
Well, it is a long story. I have been planning to release a ready-to-wear line since I realized, that there are more and more interest for it – it was like 2 years ago. I have made plenty steps, but I just never felt comfortable with the results – it is hard to explain. I… Read More
As I promise to my students and myself for a while… If you want to make only one or a few pairs, you don’t need to buy full and expensive hides, just select this from the webshop: It contains one pair: sole, heel toplift heel layers rands bottom fillers: cork and leather metal shanks heel… Read More