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Caterina Melidoni
Caterina Melidoni

Nationality: Italy
Course: Shoe Making
Program: Avanzata Course
Period: Sep. 4, 2017 – Apr. 28, 2018

After a BA degree in Industrial Design at ISIA in Rome, she decided to move to Florence to learn the ancient and valuable art of shoe making. She always has been interested in design and making shoes . So she found out that Florence and Accademia Riaci would have been the perfect place for learning about.
She wants to gain knowledge about one of the most Italian famous and worldwide appreciated handcraft art. The craft of shoe making deserves to be handed down from one generation to another, to survive as a prestigious art.


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 classmates. I still have two months of course in here, but I already figure out how much I will miss everything about this experience.

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A proper stitching needs a proper thread to stitch with.

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The needle must to be fixed carefully.

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When the thread is done, we make a cut on the sole.

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This helps us to make the same distance for the stitching.

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Giulio fixing the sole.

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Mai making an accurately finishing touch.

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Always amazing and smiling Kamla.

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Angelo gives us good advices about our new shoe models.

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Kamla, Mai and me. So different, so close one to each other.

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