Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Day 3 - shoemaking course

This is going to be short and sweet, middle of the week! (And a bit rhyming).

All of the guys are lasted or finishing lasting the upper so we turn to welting tomorrow.

Welts have been prepared and threads are being made in anticipation. Ian, whose wife did the course with us earlier in the year, has been sharing the downside of welting - snapped threads, stuck bristles, knots and the like - but I actually have to confess that I love it.

The perfect combination of skill, strength and when it goes well, rhythm - on a good day it's almost hypnotic.

We shall see whether our students share my enthusiasm tomorrow - bristles at the ready guys!