Up-to-date report from one of our students!
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.
After one week break, I felt energized. Couldn’t wait but keep going my shoes. Time is limited, I hope I could have more time to learn and continue more step. Okay, this week, let’s start from fabric testing.
A week before I use simple line for practicing first Francesina shoe. This time, I had tried more complicated design, using lots of zigzag along the edge for decoration.
Because this was the first shoe in which I plan all the detail – from last to size, then pattern. Although this was not practical work, which means using only fabric, still, I wanted to do as best I can.
When skiving was done, we start putting nail into our last. This step is really important for shaping the bottom of last’s outline. Then, skiving back a little bit with machine.
I have to say, cutting insole leather is not easy. With good skills, need days of practice. I think I should practice more to make it perfact…
Final day of this week, I approximately combined all pieces. Waiting for next week’s class to keep going! This is weekly reports, see you next week!
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