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Caterina Melidoni
Caterina Melidoni

Nationality: Italy
Course: Shoe Making
Program: Avanzata Course
Period: Sep. 4, 2017 – Apr. 28, 2018

After a BA degree in Industrial Design at ISIA in Rome, she decided to move to Florence to learn the ancient and valuable art of shoe making. She always has been interested in design and making shoes . So she found out that Florence and Accademia Riaci would have been the perfect place for learning about.
She wants to gain knowledge about one of the most Italian famous and worldwide appreciated handcraft art. The craft of shoe making deserves to be handed down from one generation to another, to survive as a prestigious art.


Aug. 11, 2017 | Posted in Reports, Shoemaking , | Tags:, Reporter: Caterina Melidoni | Course: Shoemaking

Shoe Making 20-One Year Course 2017 (Student1)

Keep working at my monk’s. This week has been difficult to work because of the hot temperature. But our course in Riaci has quite finished and we need to work faster than before.
Stay strong!

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Before assembling the sole we put cork and leather to fill the empty spaces.

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Second stitching of the goodyear.

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It has a double function, to decorate on the upside and to fix the sole on the down one.

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Completed also the blake.

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The monk model is characterized by using buckles.

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The thread needs to be settled inside the channel.

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Having good and specific tools to reach a well-done work.



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