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Francis Waplinger

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Course: Shoe Making
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Feb. 26, 2015 | Posted in Blog, Shoemaking , | Tags:, | Language:
Reporter: Francis Waplinger | Course: Shoemaking

Shoe Making 15.2.25 : Assistant Report 16

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Unfortunately, this week I had to take two steps backwards with my boots. On four of the stitches in the welting, I placed them too far on the outside of the shoe, thus compromising the integrity of the welt. So this image shows a progress shot of me taking the welting off. Once the welting and thread is fully removed, I will try the welting for a second time. The good news is, usually if there is a mistake made in the shoemaking process there is usually a remedy for it that does not compromise the finished shoe.

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This is a home-made tool to mark the length of the sole stitching. One half is an old screwdriver and the other half is a new wooden handle which I combined.

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A mid-afternoon treat at Cafe Giacosa in Palazzo Strozzi. Yum!

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Interesting architectural details on the façade of this building, near Piazza Della Repubplica. I really like the women’s faces protruding from the columns.

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A lovely drawing and frame at an antique market this weekend in Piazza Ciompi. It’s very inspiring always being surrounded by beautiful art, antiques, and architecture in Florence!


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