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Francis Waplinger

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Course: Shoe Making
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Feb. 19, 2015 | Posted in Blog, Shoemaking | Tags:, | Language:
Reporter: Francis Waplinger | Course: Shoemaking

Shoe Making 15.2.18 : Assistant Report 15

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Soaking the welt in water before stitching it to the shoe. Soaking the welt makes it easier to work with.

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Welting in progress. I find the welting to be one of the more physically demanding parts of constructing a shoe or boot.

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The boot with a finished hand stitched welt.

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A lovely mid afternoon coffee at Le Vespe.

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Door detail: beauty is everywhere in Florence, even in such a simple thing like a door.

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Romdraculus, one of the best street bands in Florence.

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A wonderful home cooked Valentine’s Day dinner. Wine, pasta with home made tomato sauce, polpette and a tasty salad, yum!


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