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Course: Shoe Making
Program: Master Course
Period: Sept. 5,2016-Apr. 28,2017
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.
In this week, I eventually enter the main point of Norwegian construction- Norwegian hand stitching. Norwegian construction is a stitching upper and insole without welts. The typically Norwegian has decoration thread twist around the main thread, so, compare to Goodyear construction, it looks more elegant. I chose to stitching my boots whole around with thread, I hope my shoes look more solid.
The red and green stuff was made for helping me organize the decoration thread. At first I was wondering what it was for. Angelo picked it up and pretend he tried to bite it. It was chocolate, Angelo said it with joke.
Angelo was helping me to finish the Norwegian stitch. The beginning and the end was a little bit tricky, he said. He kept attend to my work and asked me to call him if I need help. I finished! I said it with my poor Italian. Though I couldn’t fully understand what he talked but, it seemed to be, sometimes I can feel his thoughtful.
For each amount of distance, I took out one nail and find the right hole for hand stitching. A step tested artisan’s patient as well as experience.
It’s not easy to stitch the quarter part that it should be stitched inside and then fold over. This technique is similar to “Olatula”, it couldn’t use glue to help you stitch, which means, would failed easily. I am quite satisfied with outcome, I made it successfully.
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