Reporter: Caterina MELIDONI

Aug. 18, 2017 | Posted in Top Stories, Shoe Making & Shoe Design , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Caterina Melidoni | Course: Shoe Making/Design
Shoe Making 21-One Year Course 2017 (Student1)

The sole construction has been completed. I started to work at the heel. Every single step of this amazing handcrafted job has its own rules and functions. The precision gives the best result, but jus… [Read more]


Aug. 11, 2017 | Posted in Top Stories, Shoe Making & Shoe Design , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Caterina Melidoni | Course: Shoe Making/Design
Shoe Making 20-One Year Course 2017 (Student1)

Keep working at my monk’s. This week has been difficult to work because of the hot temperature. But our course in Riaci has quite finished and we need to work faster than before. Stay strong! … [Read more]


Aug. 09, 2017 | Posted in Top Stories, Shoe Making & Shoe Design , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Caterina Melidoni | Course: Shoe Making/Design
Shoe Making 19-One Year Course 2017 (Student1)

I am trying to work as fast as I can, so I started another model. I want to make a monk with a double sole construction, blake plus goodyear. I think it is going to be a nice result! Preparing … [Read more]


Aug. 02, 2017 | Posted in Top Stories, Shoe Making & Shoe Design , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Caterina Melidoni | Course: Shoe Making/Design
Shoe Making 18-One Year Course 2017 (Student1)

The last month makes us anxious to finish/start our last shoe models. So I decided, because of the summer, to create a chanel with a Blake construction. Upper, lining and insole are ready! … [Read more]


Jul. 19, 2017 | Posted in Top Stories, Shoe Making & Shoe Design , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Caterina Melidoni | Course: Shoe Making/Design
Shoe Making 17-One Year Course 2017 (Student1)

Since I started to make this reports I highlighted the fact that this experience for me has been not just about learning the shoe making art, but there is more. I met so great, full of joy, full exper… [Read more]


Jun. 29, 2017 | Posted in Top Stories, Shoe Making & Shoe Design , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Caterina Melidoni | Course: Shoe Making/Design
Shoe Making 16-One Year Course 2017 (Student1)

The mocassino took shape! It is a quite simple shoe model to design, but the upper handmade stitching has been a little bit complex to me. The next week I’ll start the goodyear construction of the sol… [Read more]


Jun. 23, 2017 | Posted in Top Stories, Shoe Making & Shoe Design , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Caterina Melidoni | Course: Shoe Making/Design
Shoe Making 15-One Year Course 2017 (Student1)

Finally I finished the derby model. The heel and the sole finish has done! So Angelo taught me a new shoe model, the mocassino one. Also with mocassino I will practice the goodyear construction of th… [Read more]


Jun. 14, 2017 | Posted in Top Stories, Shoe Making & Shoe Design , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Caterina Melidoni | Course: Shoe Making/Design
Shoe Making 14-One Year Course 2017 (Student1)

My first goodyear construction is finished! I completed the second stitching of the sole as well, and I am quite satisfied. I am totally happy about the course, what I learnt, the teachers and my cl… [Read more]


Jun. 02, 2017 | Posted in Top Stories, Shoe Making & Shoe Design , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Caterina Melidoni | Course: Shoe Making/Design
Shoe Making 13-One Year Course 2017 (Student1)

What a hard and challenging week! It has been so for various reasons. First of all we started the goodyear stitching (it requires a lot of focus on it), and then we had to say goodbye to classmates wh… [Read more]


May. 26, 2017 | Posted in Top Stories, Shoe Making & Shoe Design , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Caterina Melidoni | Course: Shoe Making/Design
Shoe Making 12-One Year Course 2017 (Student1)

After Easter’s holidays we kept working on our derby’s. Upper, lining and insole are ready for the lasting. I can’t wait to learn the goodyear stitching of the sole. On Saturday my family came to Flo… [Read more]


Apr. 28, 2017 | Posted in Top Stories, Shoe Making & Shoe Design , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Caterina Melidoni | Course: Shoe Making/Design
Shoe Making 11-One Year Course 2017 (Student1)

A new shoe model is coming! We designed our derby’s paper models and started to work at upper and lining. It is always interesting to share ideas with classmates and discuss about style and new trends… [Read more]


Apr. 14, 2017 | Posted in Top Stories, Shoe Making & Shoe Design , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Caterina Melidoni | Course: Shoe Making/Design
Shoe Making 10-One Year Course 2017 (Student1)

I finished my first pair of shoes! (almost finished) The Blake stitching is completed, and I spent these last days, working at the heels. It takes time to make them, because they are made by layers c… [Read more]


Apr. 06, 2017 | Posted in Top Stories, Shoe Making & Shoe Design , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Caterina Melidoni | Course: Shoe Making/Design
Shoe Making 9-One Year Course 2017 (Student1)

Finally we tested our first sole’s stitching! It is fascinating to know how old and where some practices came from. It is easy to realize that craftsmanship (in its all variations) is a noble and clev… [Read more]


Mar. 24, 2017 | Posted in Top Stories, Shoe Making & Shoe Design , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Caterina Melidoni | Course: Shoe Making/Design
Shoe Making 8-One Year Course 2017 (Student1)

The spring break seemed so long to me. Spending time with my family and having some rest have been pleasant for sure, but I couldn’t wait to turn back to Florence and to my shoemaking work! So I al… [Read more]


Mar. 14, 2017 | Posted in Top Stories, Shoe Making & Shoe Design , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Caterina Melidoni | Course: Shoe Making/Design
Shoe Making 7-One Year Course 2017 (Student1)

During these days we all worked as more as possible to our models, because of next week’s spring break. We completed uppers and linings and we started the assembly by creating the insoles. Every day … [Read more]


Mar. 03, 2017 | Posted in Top Stories, Shoe Making & Shoe Design , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Caterina Melidoni | Course: Shoe Making/Design
Shoe Making 6-One Year Course 2017 (Student1)

Finally the lasts we ordered at the factory arrived! So this week we have all been busy in creating the francesina model on our own last. It is not easy to make a shoe and for sure to design it as wel… [Read more]


Feb. 27, 2017 | Posted in Top Stories, Shoe Making & Shoe Design , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Caterina Melidoni | Course: Shoe Making/Design
Shoe Making 5-One Year Course 2017 (Student1)

Our work with francesina keeps going on. This week we decided colors and textures for our shoe tests and started with cutting and stitching. On Tuesday I came back Rome for a one day trip, just to se… [Read more]


Feb. 21, 2017 | Posted in Top Stories, Shoe Making & Shoe Design , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Caterina Melidoni | Course: Shoe Making/Design
Shoe Making 4-One Year Course 2017 (Student1)

This has been a really busy and profitable week! Finally we finished our Chanels. It is wonderful to see realized and completed something you worked a lot about and made with your own hands. Furtherm… [Read more]


Feb. 14, 2017 | Posted in Top Stories, Shoe Making & Shoe Design , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Caterina Melidoni | Course: Shoe Making/Design
Shoe Making 3-One Year Course 2017 (Student1)

Finally our chanel models are taking shape. This week we made a lot, our first handmade shoe is almost finished. Shoe upper, lining and insole are ready to be assembled on the sole. Can’t wait for i… [Read more]


Feb. 06, 2017 | Posted in Top Stories, Shoe Making & Shoe Design , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Caterina Melidoni | Course: Shoe Making/Design
Shoe Making 2-One Year Course 2017 (Student1)

The second week has been focused on the different décolleté models. We practice a lot but also learn more about good leather and lasts as well. In fact we went both to some leather shops and the lasts… [Read more]




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