This master class allows students to create two products in a short time, boots with laces and a matching handbag.
Tentative program of the workshop
Day 1. Boots: template
• taking measurements;• constructing template including wool shrinkage, making felted samples for shrinkage calculation and to determine the thickness of the felt for boots in making;• making a sketch;• making the template for the bag.
Day 2. Boots: layout
• prepare layout on a resist;• wet the layout and start to felt on the resist by rolling;• working on the boot's shape using the shoe last;• correction of possible mistakes.
Day 3. Boots & bag
Boots: ● making heel box for boots;● remove shoe last from boots;Bag: ● prepare layout of wool;● start to felt with the resist inside;● work on shape;● continue rolling.
Day 4. Boots & bag
Bags: ● giving the final shape to the bag;Boots: ● installing the heel box to the shoes;● installing the insoles in the shoes;● preparing the boots to put on the soles; ● attaching soles to the shoe.
Day 5. Boots & bag
Bag:● Installing accessories on the bag;● lining the bag. Boots: ● installing Accessories on boots (eyelet, zipper);● stitch soles on boots.