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
This is my fifth and final posting for MM’s blog. Throughout this journey I have learned much about myself and the craft. But like all things, this had to come to an end. And, while one door closes, another door opens.
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
I have loads to discuss from February until now!! So I will do my best to brevity my post. Without further ado, let’s begin…:)
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
Hi Shoes & Craft Readers, I am sorry. I fell off the blogging wagon. Good news is: I plan to write another post later this week with more current stuff. In the meantime, I wrote this post the first week of February and didn’t publish because I was chicken. But, I figure if I am going to blog about my experience I will be… 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
Thank you to all those that voted in the recent poll. We closed the poll effective today. Based on the results Marcell will be offering to teach his next class in pattern making April 1-3, 2016 in Savannah, Georgia! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. Space will be very limited. More details (e.g. cost, description, venue, etc) can be found… Read More
Hey Shoes & Craft Readers, Marcell will be offering some classes at his workshop here in Savannah, Georgia and we want your opinion. What class would you like Marcell to teach next? If you have other suggestions, please message us!! We look forward to hearing from you! – Emily POLL CLOSED – No more voting at… 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
Please note: I will be away for 2-3 weeks and figured I should get a 2nd post in before I vanished. I am not trying to inundate everyone with my ramblings… In my prior post I forgot to add the most important part! MM gave me “three rules of blogging” on his blog. As you read these “rules”… Read More
Hi Shoes & Craft Readers! I will be honest. This is terrifying to be on the other side of this blog. I have read Marcell’s blog for several years now and could not fathom I would be writing on his blog (or any blog)- EVER! I am more of the reader-type (i.e. lurker) not the posting-type. In fact,… 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