Up-to-date report from one of our students!
Course: Shoe Making
Program: Atelier Course
Period: Sep. 4, 2017 – Apr. 27, 2018
After working in Taiwanese footwear industry for three and a half years, she came to Firenze to study shoes making course, the city which is famous for leather art and shoes.
Although she already has basic aesthetics and sketching technique background from university (B.A.), yet she hopes to extend her shoe-making skills here in Riaci. She believes designer can deliver their thoughts through their works, hoping to keep motivate people with her designs.
Shoe pattern grading, which means, increase or reduce the pattern to fit different size, but, how to make shoe pattern grading? I had this question in my head since the first year I’m here in Riaci. And now, it would be grateful that I had solved it out these days, follow Prof. Angelo’s step, learning the knowledge of Shoe pattern grading.
This is the Chelsea boot I made last year. It’s a 36 and a half boots. This time, I am going to make a 37 and a half. “There is a special guy who works for the pattern grading.”- Angelo said. “I’m going to show you another way that started from Modello.”
After new guys join, our classroom was so busy and crowded every day. It looks like a little workshop in our classroom and creations happened every single moment. Insight the picture, Prof. Angelo was demonstrating how to lasting shoes.
The upper for this boots is prepared. This pair will be a black Goodyear Chelsea for my boyfriend. After cutting the lining in a half at the elastic part, I was ready for the lasting process!
On Thursday morning, Angelo started to teach new student making new pattern- Derby shoes. I really like the color they hold in their hand. I might need to check It out the leather shop.
Photo shot when I finished pre-lasting. Though the shape in this last is quite elegant, it made it more difficult when doing the lasting…
In this case, I decided to challenge different Goodyear stitching construction. Depart from the one we learnt before, the method needed to remove lining and counter on the back. For the purpose of stitching as well.
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