Sunday, February 26, 2017

2017 Derbys

I really wanted to push the side facing forward and do a cap heel for this pair; may have gone too far with the side facing but I do like the heel cap.

I have the last tuned in to where I like the fit and the "Chamfer" toe

I think it is because I have been working with the students at CCS on their sneakers that I was influenced by the long side facing.
Still not sure whats wrong with the extended side facing?

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Marika comes to CCS in the D

This week in the FAD department at CCS we had the pleasure of an intensive one-day with Marika Verploegh from Brooklyn NY. 

Marika presented several things:
  • A "down and dirty" canvass last wrapping method
  • A shrink wrap material for protecting your uppers during out-sole work
  • And edge finishing of a stack heel.

The students got to try out the canvass wrap on a h-heel boot last and spend some time finishing.

Marika is a Master Bespoke Maker and teaches at RISD and FIT.

She was very kind to spend the day with me in my shop talking and reviewing shoes and shoe making tools of which I now make and sell about 10 different products.