Reporter: Lara BLEVI

Jun. 01, 2017 | Posted in Top Stories, Shoe Making & Shoe Design , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Lara Blevi | Course: Shoe Making/Design
Shoe Making 26-One Year Course 2016

After returning from my amazing weekend it was time to jump back into work and start stitching my dads boots. My best friend also came to visit me that day and is staying for a whole week! I showed he… [Read more]


May. 12, 2017 | Posted in Top Stories, Shoe Making & Shoe Design , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Lara Blevi | Course: Shoe Making/Design
Shoe Making 25-One Year Course 2016

During this week I finally finished my brothers shoes. It’s amazing how much longer the last few steps for rounding of a shoe can take, especially if you want it to look neat and professional. I am ve… [Read more]


Apr. 14, 2017 | Posted in Top Stories, Shoe Making & Shoe Design , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Lara Blevi | Course: Shoe Making/Design
Shoe Making 24-One Year Course 2016

There is officially a month left before the end of the course. I cannot believe how quickly the time passed this year. I really hope to do at least one more pair of shoes for my mother before the end … [Read more]


Apr. 05, 2017 | Posted in Top Stories, Shoe Making & Shoe Design , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Lara Blevi | Course: Shoe Making/Design
Shoe Making 23-One Year Course 2016

This week passed in the blink of an eye. Before we all knew it the week was over! On Thursday was Birthday and the class held a wonderful surprise party for me with a beautiful cake (made by Joanne of… [Read more]


Mar. 23, 2017 | Posted in Top Stories, Shoe Making & Shoe Design , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Lara Blevi | Course: Shoe Making/Design
Shoe Making 22-One Year Course 2016

During our spring break I had the amazing opportunity to go visit my friend in Amsterdam. I spent a whole week there and it even ended up being a little family reunion as my brother and cousin both vi… [Read more]


Mar. 03, 2017 | Posted in Top Stories, Shoe Making & Shoe Design | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Lara Blevi | Course: Shoe Making/Design
Shoe Making 21-One Year Course 2016

This week was so great. I finally finished my boots, continued to work on the shoe for my brother and the lasts for my father’s boots arrived! I also started the pattern for the boots and am so excite… [Read more]


Feb. 24, 2017 | Posted in Top Stories, Shoe Making & Shoe Design , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Lara Blevi | Course: Shoe Making/Design
Shoe Making 20-One Year Course 2016

I was so impressed with how fast my boots were transforming during this week. I managed to finish all the mounting and the whole upper of the shoe. I even might have been able to finish them, but unfo… [Read more]


Feb. 16, 2017 | Posted in Top Stories, Shoe Making & Shoe Design , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Lara Blevi | Course: Shoe Making/Design
Shoe Making 19-One Year Course 2016

This week started on a high note and finished on one too! On Monday I went to Alpel to buy leather for my boots. I was planning on buying a camel color patent leather but fell in love with a stunning … [Read more]


Feb. 13, 2017 | Posted in Top Stories, Shoe Making & Shoe Design , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Lara Blevi | Course: Shoe Making/Design
Shoe Making 18-One Year Course 2016

In the beginning of this week I finished of all my last details for my black shoe. I deiced to make it somewhat different and painted the sole of the shoe red. It came out so beautifully and looks rea… [Read more]


Feb. 03, 2017 | Posted in Top Stories, Shoe Making & Shoe Design , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Lara Blevi | Course: Shoe Making/Design
Shoe Making 17-One Year Course 2016

What a productive week! I managed to finish so much work on my shoe this week. I completed the Goodyear construction sewing, the hand sewing through the upper and under sole, and I finished my heels. … [Read more]


Jan. 27, 2017 | Posted in Top Stories, Shoe Making & Shoe Design , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Lara Blevi | Course: Shoe Making/Design
Shoe Making 16-One Year Course 2016

The first week back in class was really great. It was so good to see everyone again and hear of everyone’s adventures of the holiday and it felt great to be working on my shoes again. During this w… [Read more]


Jan. 23, 2017 | Posted in Top Stories, Shoe Making & Shoe Design , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Lara Blevi | Course: Shoe Making/Design
Shoe Making 15-One Year Course 2016

On the Monday of the 19th of December I left Florence to travel back home for the holidays. It was so great to be back to South Africa and to see my family and friends again, and of course, the great… [Read more]


Jan. 19, 2017 | Posted in Top Stories, Shoe Making & Shoe Design , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Lara Blevi | Course: Shoe Making/Design
Shoe Making 14-One Year Course 2016

As the last week of the year came upon us there was a lot of excitement for the holidays, but that also meant crunch time for some of us that still wanted to finish one of our pairs of shoes to take b… [Read more]


Dec. 15, 2016 | Posted in Top Stories, Shoe Making & Shoe Design , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Lara Blevi | Course: Shoe Making/Design
Shoe Making 13-One Year Course 2016

The second last week before the holidays and we are definitely not slowing down. This was quite a labor-intensive week as we all prepared our insoles for the Goodyear technique. The proses takes a lot… [Read more]


Dec. 08, 2016 | Posted in Top Stories, Shoe Making & Shoe Design , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Lara Blevi | Course: Shoe Making/Design
Shoe Making 12-One Year Course 2016

During this week we were all very busy designing and making our Derby shoes. The pattern for the Derby shoe is a bit more complicated than the Oxford, but has less different panels to work with, so th… [Read more]


Dec. 05, 2016 | Posted in Top Stories, Shoe Making & Shoe Design , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Lara Blevi | Course: Shoe Making/Design
Shoe Making 11-One Year Course 2016

This past week we were all super busy finishing up the last details of our shoes and very excited when it was finally finished. We are all so chuffed with our first pair of shoes and pretty surprised … [Read more]


Dec. 01, 2016 | Posted in Top Stories, Shoe Making & Shoe Design , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Lara Blevi | Course: Shoe Making/Design
Shoe Making 10-One Year Course 2016

This past week was a very eventful week. Last weekend I travelled to Venice with my boyfriend and had an amazing adventure of sight seeing and walking through the special streets of Venice. We also vi… [Read more]


Nov. 22, 2016 | Posted in Top Stories, Shoe Making & Shoe Design , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Lara Blevi | Course: Shoe Making/Design
Shoe Making 9-One Year Course 2016

My shoes are well on its way, although I find myself working much slower now as I am making a real pair of shoes that I would actually like to be neat enough to wear. This week I finished the insoles… [Read more]


Nov. 21, 2016 | Posted in Top Stories, Shoe Making & Shoe Design , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Lara Blevi | Course: Shoe Making/Design
Shoe Making 8-One Year Course 2016

This week was filled with lots of excitement as all of our personal lasts finally arrived. We finished up the last bits of our practice shoe and then started designing our own pairs. I decided to make… [Read more]


Nov. 08, 2016 | Posted in Top Stories, Shoe Making & Shoe Design , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Lara Blevi | Course: Shoe Making/Design
Shoe Making 7-One Year Course 2016

After a wonderful holiday spent in Marbella, Spain, for a week for our autumn break, we flew to Rome on the way back from Spain and experienced the magnificent Rome for three days from Monday to Wedne… [Read more]




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