We have a full class of seven, with students from England, Italy, Spain and Iceland. A very capable class, they have motored through the first three days with great success (and speed).
The first day saw them sharpening knives, blocking the insoles and preparing stiffeners/toe puffs.
Day two was spent preparing the insole, skiving stiffs/toe puffs and making threads.
Today saw them lasting.
So all in all, I am impressed!
Tomorrow will see us starting to welt the shoes which is a first I think on Day 4.
Here are a few shots of the students in action. Hopefully, it will whet your appetite and spur you on to doing a course with us.
|Skiving a Toe Puff|
|Lasting a Toe Puff|
|Trimming The Excess Leather|
|Lasting The Toe Puff|
Look out for further posts about their progress during this week and next.
Until then, happy shoemaking.