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Nationality: Taiwan
Course: Shoe Making
Program: Atelier Course
Period: Sep. 4, 2017 – Apr. 27, 2018

Shiau-Ting, Li. Shoes designer from Taiwan.
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.



Oct. 10, 2016 | Posted in Blog, Shoemaking , | Tags:, | Language:
Reporter: Li SHIAU-TING | Course: Shoemaking

Shoe Making 5-Master Course 2016 (Student1)


This week, we completed our Decollete and started a new page – Francesina. Francesina is normally known as Oxford in English, which is one of the classic pattern in man shoes. Since I worked in men shoe company in my hometown, I always felt excited if I could make my own. I’m really pleased that we now began.

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On Monday, we keep working on our Decollete. Last week we found appropriate heel for our last, now we start from making outsole to fit shoe shape.

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After glue is dried a little bit, outsole has to carefully stick insole and heel together.

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Although we glue our heel to insole, doesn’t mean it is stable. we screw these two pieces together to make sure it doesn’t come off.

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Finally, I finished my left side of Chanel. Luckily, this shoe last really fit my feet.

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Take a photo of every classmate’s art work, it looks like a collection when put together.

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On Wednesday, we started the brand new pattern– Francesina. Professor introduced different types of Francesina to let us know basic knowledge.

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Before receiving our own last, we keep working on same last as we practicing in Decollete. First step also start from taping.

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This pattern is really different from Decollete because this one has many small pieces, this photo shows the stander pattern before cutting into small pieces.

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Each pieces has to measure and cut carefully, then use fabric for testing the shape.

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Happy lovely class with cupcake, which was baked from my classmate- joe. See the decoration on top, so amazing.This is weekly reports, see you next week!

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