Here is the popular High Heel DVD available online – even a very affordable rent option: 10 dollars for 2 days! Follow this link to rent or buy it – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/81660
Here we are again – a new tutorial is in progress. These 2 DVDs will guide you through the process if the English welt process from the very first steps of the insole making to the the final touches. Now it is available as pre-order with a huge discount: only 60 usd for both DVDs.… Read More
So, this is how I am gonna roll from now. I had to realize something important. There are more and more shoemaking courses out there. In a certain way it is great. I really don’t mind it. On the other hand student can’t distinguish between them so the competition is – an understatement is coming –… Read More
We are literally hours away from opening. This is the panorama from the street – not in downtown, but a pretty good location. I can hardly wait to welcome the first visitor.
And it was just amazing. A lot of interesting, enthusiastic, generous people. It is not just a great networking experience (and I mean it), but a great place to discover new machinery. leather, supplies, but mostly: learning. A lot of learning. 5 days of celebration of our craft: shoe- and bootmaking. See you next year… Read More
We are thrilled to announce the schedule for the 2016 Summer Courses here, in our Koronya workshop in Savannah, Georgia. We will be offering a variety of courses aimed to expand your shoemaking knowledge whether you’re an experience maker or just starting out. Please make sure to check back for updates! We’ll be announcing new… Read More
Here it is again, our very own Footwear Symposium in June 24-26 Ashland, Oregon. Why do you want to be there? Because it will be amazing. The long version: pre symposiums workshops (register here: http://www.footwearsymposium.com/symposium-schedule/workshops/) , presentations, competition and a lot of chances to purchase tools, lasts, leathers and so on… Not talking about the… Read More
We have a cancellation, so one seat remains in the March course. This is a really intense 6 days course for beginners, those who want to prepare themselves to the shoemaker exam in June or just want to look into the shoemaking business.
To be clear: this are only the basics of the foot measurements. To learn it properly needs a good teacher and quite a lot of practice.The infamous “trial and error” is a very bad idea in this case.. Step 1: we create an outline. Hold the pencil perpendicular to the ground. Step 2: Hold the… Read More
April 1-2-3 Footwear pattern-making course – based on your votes and demand. The course will be an intense hands-on type, where the students will create the most basic patterns, then at least 1-2 of their own designs. These are the models we learn: ballet flat pump court shoe derby wholecut high heel sandal own patterns… Read More
Emily – my only apprentice – is really active on my blog recently. It is actually good. I am a lazy blogger. Looking through the calendar, what WordPress provides – I post recently once in a month… in a good case. Well. Luckily I have Emily here. You can learn all the detail from her… Read More
I just invited my apprentice to contribute to my blog – so you can have another perspective to our professional life. My apprentice years are long gone. Let’s see how hers go.
There are changes with the high heel course, here are the details: March 20-25 Savannah, Georgia The 6 days program will cover: design basics pattern making clicking upper-sewing lasting and finishing With a lot of hands-on and yes, you will walk away with your very own high heel. All the participants will receive the next DVD “High… Read More
I have not posted for a while. The reason is quite simple: time. I am not gonna get into explanations, on the other hand here is a few moment from my professional life – pretty much what keeps me busy nowadays. Bespoke work. I have a shamefully long waiting list, so until… Read More
As I slowly pack my workshop in Hungary, some treasures just pop up and gets my attention – probably a bit more often, then I would like to admit. Anyway, this are two awl blades. The left one is already smaller than the regular one, what you can easily use for a regular sole stitch… Read More
There is something about baby shoes, maybe their size, maybe the story behind, which makes them so adorable. My little son turns one year old soon, so it is time to make him a shoe/memory. A goiser shoes. Not many like this are made nowadays. First step – pattern making. It was not a super… Read More
Long story short – as this customer doesn’t need a long introduction – a new pair, made with hundreds of krystals and care. The design, material choice was 100% my decision. Some might say that it is not my style – which seems like a good assumption as I am a traditional maker, although the… Read More
Now let’s talk about the terminology a bit. 1. Toe spring. The conversation about the toe spring is pretty old. It depends on schools and personal tastes. Bespoke makers rarely do high toe springs as it doesn’t count to be very attractive, shoe factories a lot. It is a fact that low toe springs has… Read More
When you step out from your first shoemaking course, fresh and inexperienced, you have no idea what you can expect. First of all: you teacher is not holding your hand anymore, when you need something – even a simple nail for lasting or a pretty basic tool – now it is… Read More
One of the new creation from my workshop. A lovely Budapester, which is a pretty old model, not an elegant, fine shoe, but a good friend for a long time. This pair will go for exhibitions – I realized that I need some for this purpose sometimes. And a sneak peek from the workshop… Read More
First we decided that we want to announce only in the symposium, but then after a few weeks of hesitation we wanted to give a chance to those who want to be founding members to be there in this historic moment. So, here is a little Q&A – more will come as I receive more… Read More
Many years back, I was afraid that we will see the end of shoemaking as there is no more education, no more teachers and as a matter of fact – no more students. Well, good news – it seem to change slowly and steadily. Since then I taught several hundred students, shared a bit from… Read More
Hi. I am so lazy with this blog, but you guys still read this. Thank you very much! I promise I will be more active in the future – more craft related posts. This week a ton of interesting stuff happens – details later. Until then let me paste here, what I am going to… Read More