And so we arrive at the last day. Still some work to do but not the frenetic pace of previous days.
Some sole burnishing; putting on the wax; taking off the wax; doing the seat wheel; doing the single lipped iron on the heel edges; cleaning the shoes; polishing the shoes; and pulling the lasts - simple!
And then we made and put in socks into the shoes. Either half socks, full socks or double thickness socks depending on how the shoes fitted. - you can do quite a lot once the shoe is finished to get it to fit better.
Last thing was to give out certificates and celebrate with a glass of prosecco and a cupcake from Bea's.
And here are the happy students with their shoes (minus one who could not make it today)
Excellent work all round and a very big congratulations goes to all of them.
And that is a wrap. A thoroughly enjoyable two weeks of shoemaking and learning. We hope this will encourage you to sign up if you are thinking about it.
Until the next time, happy shoemaking!