The last class is full of festive atmosphere since Christmas is coming soon. And also because everyone is so looking forward to finishing the shoes and putting them on! We completed lasting in the last lesson, so this time we unplug all the tacks and spread the cork on. The cork looks so like mustard, even the way of spreading it feels like it! The picture below is Sovej’s shoe, filled with cork:
Let’s have a look at every student’s work so far! Below is Dom’s shoe:
This shoe with leopard patch is made by Terri:
This one below is Sovej’s turquoise fish skin shoe, which has been shown to you for quite a few times:
This patchwork shoe is made by Sovej’s sister Angete, (yes, sisters come to class together!) and the lace for the shoe is not final, just put there temporarily for lasting:
(*ahem*) So the next step is to glue the heels and soles together, and then glue it onto the shoe. After that the shoe can be taken off from the last (finally!), and only one last step to do: glue the socks. We can choose whatever material we like to make the socks. Dom has chosen the same fabric as her shoe upper, while I have chosen pig skin. Before putting the sock in, we need to hammer a few long nails into the heels, and put two seat pads in to make the shoes comfortable. The seat pads are like soft sponges, which are included in the shoemaking kit sold by Prescott & Mackay.
The shoes are finally completed once we cut off the extra lining material!
Here comes Terri’s leopard shoes!
And this is happy Dominique and her fabric/leather shoes!
These are, of course, the sisters and their shoes! A lot of design efforts were put in…
The last of the last, my shoes…Sorry I have to give them a few more shots! :p
They are so comfortable when I try them on. I have to find a very special occasion to wear them! 😀