This master class allows students to create boots with laces. Students learn how to use the same pattern to make several different types of felted boots; master shoemaking skills to create felted orthopaedic shoes.
Tentative program of the workshop
Day 1. Measurements & template
• taking measurements;• constructing template including wool shrinkage;• making a sketch;• prepare layout on a resist;• wet the layout and start to felt on the resist by rolling.
Day 2. Boots shape
• working on the boots shape;• using the shoe lasts to shape the boots;• shape bootleg;• correction of possible mistakes.
Day 3. Heel box
• making heel box for boots• remove shoe last from boots• shoe theory: type of the materials for the manufacture of a heel box; description of how to make soles yourself; information about variety of shoe last, soles and inner soles; how to select the right shoe last and choose soles to match to your shoe last;• installing the heel box to the boot;• installing the insoles in the shoes.
Day 4. Soles & accessories
• preparing the boots for soles attachment & attaching soles to the shoe;• installing Accessories on boots (eyelet, zipper);• stitch soles on boots.