Showing posts with label shoemaker. Show all posts
Showing posts with label shoemaker. Show all posts

Jul 8, 2013

Shoemaking Marathon Week: Day One

After a lot of writing and answering questions for the past week, I decided that few actions need to be done. A lot of questions regarding the "Shoemaking & Techniques for Creative Footwear Design" book evolved in areas and directions that I didn't thought of them , but it is alright and I'm here to explore the book more thoroughly.
Because, nobody wants to read this post for an hour, and because I didn't wrote everything yet, and still thinking of how to explain some of the questions that you asked me or you may ask in the future, we will do it a whole week.
Here is what we will be exploring for the next three days:

* Day one: The most asked about chapter is chapter 2, the "Golden points". So, for the day one (today) I will be doing tutorial on" How to properly construct the Boot pattern according to gold points". 

* Day two : (Hello chapter 2, again) " How to adopt your design to Golden points by bending some rules". This one is for those of you who struggle with strict rules of pattern making. When your vision of design is way different from what the golden points are, and you know that if you break them, you will have some issues with your shoes. I will show you how to fix it in more creative and professional way.

* Day three: Since the chapter 6, (How to build an entire collection just with 2 types of lasts) "made the day" for some of you and that fact made my day as well, I wanted to extend this chapter ideas and that's what we going to do on the third day, " How to transform your sandal last into platform sandal last".

This is the schedule for next three days, and the rest will be updated, you are welcome to add your own questions that you had from the book, and I will try to include them as well.

Jul 4, 2012

Shoes, smell of glue, hello fresh ideas!

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    ! Shoes, smell of glue, hello fresh ideas  

Today, I reminisce a time when I was in Italy. I lived in a small village called San Mauro Pascoli , the core of Italian shoe brands, such as Pollini, Vicini, Casadei, Sergio Rossi. Unfortunately, in addition to these Pattractions and beautiful sights, this town couldn't offer anything else. Giuseppe Zanotti himself, The big chief of shoe styles and global commercial success gave us, greenhorn students, lectures. I rented a room at some designer villa, right in front Sergio Rossi and Pollini family houses. When meeting new people was silly to ask what they do, because 90% of the local population were cooked in the shoe business. In short, wherever you look, everywhere, there were the smell of glue, and people, so simple and uncomplicated. This was, of course, a wonderful time, but if I was there again, I would have done things differently. I would, for example, in addition to tuition and indispensable practice at the plant would go as an apprentice to some old shoemaker. To one of those who all their lives making shoes, like they used to make them, all handmade from beginning to the end.
 I always love learning something new, and even now, after many years, I continue to accumulate knowledge in the field of hand-made shoes and thankful for any information. Lately I find a lot of good and quality information in the video tutorials by  Marcell Mrsan, in which, as always, I came across recently on the net. I like his blog and his
and his YouTube channel with tutorials  on creating hand-made shoes. This is probably one of the best sources in this field, which I found on the Internet. Everyone who interested in shoes, I suggest to check out Marcell Mrsan tutorials. For myself, I found many tips!
Happy browsing. See you soon!A

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