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.
It’s been a busy week for me! In this week, I finished the lasting part in my boyfriend’s Chelsea boots, furthermore, I had cut the upper for next pair. On the weekend, I hanged out with classmate Emma and watching how Art Stage went this week, what a vivid life in Firenze! First photo to share in a week, it started at the moment when Prof. Angelo and Caterina were discussing for setting the outsole and heels. Looking forward this elegant boots to be done.
I took off pre-lasting nails, open the upper and lining, continue lasting my lining. Phew! Though I practiced lasting process many times, every times when come to this process, I still felt a bit nervous…that’s why some people said, it’s the most important but not easy part in shoemaking.
It will be my second time to challenge Norwegian construction! I am sure this time I will make it better, I want to make it better and better, especially some details I am not very satisfied for my first Norwegian boots…Took a record when I drawing the line for the cutting.
Under Angelo’s suggestion, I adjusted the pattern a bit, in order to make it fit the last. We add some mm in width, so the ankle part became wider.
So desired to get finished this pair of boot! I hope my boyfriend will like it. I could imagine how he looks like when he wears on this boots, must be handsome.
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