So I finally have gone off the deep end and decided to make my own shoes. I knew it was coming- I repeatedly have taken apart old shoes to see how they were put together, and spent long hours sighing over shoes on the Met website. When I got the chance to take a glued construction flat class from Paige Sorrell I knew I was totally hooked. Recently I was able to take a class from Master Shoemaker Marcell Mrsan it was tough, he was tough, I ended up with bandaids on most of my fingers and a grade of "able to wear at night on a black horse" but I was kinda proud of what I had learned just the same. I plan to tackle another pair of welted shoes- just as soon as I get the bandaids off. Until then check out the feature UrbanThreads did in their blog StitchPunk on my embroidered shoes!
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