Stitching two shoes in quick succession is tiring and hard on the hands. But after the exertions of week one (the welting) it is a gentle downhill glide from here, with the odd undulation to keep it challenging.
I must say at this point that this is a lovely group, seven hard working and charming people - this summer we have Ukrainian, Italian, Norwegian, French and British students. Is it that shoemaking attracts nice people? Or are we just lucky?
Here are a few pics of what we did today
|A quiet class stitching diligently|
|A finished sole|
|Lovely straight stitches (almost)|
|Flattening the stitches with the bone|
Tomorrow we will finish the soles; close down the channels; and start the heels - excellent. I look forward to it. I like teaching!
We hope this inspires you to learn shoemaking
Until tomorrow, happy shoemaking