Derby Masterclass

Derby Masterclass

750.00

Join us on an introduction to shoe making. The 5 day derby course is a great place to start to learn about shoe making in a short amount of time.

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The 5 day derby course is a great place to start to learn about shoe making in a short amount of time.

We'll follow all traditional techniques and using industrial machines for closing and finishing.

A Five hole Derby pattern will be provided for this course. If you
are wanting to make your own design please see Bespoke courses.

PROCESS

Day One

  • Measuring feet selecting correct last and altering if necessary for fit
  • Cutting pieces for uppers and linings (mock up with patterns provided)
  • Skiving edges on the skiving machine
  • Inserting top line tape/eyelet reinforcement
  • Stitching and closing uppers

Day Two

  • Hand-Lasting demo with mock-up
  • Selecting final upper leathers from selection.                                                 
  • Clicking and closing upper and lining (final pair)

Day Three

  • Finish Construction of final pair.
  • Midsole pattern and cutting
  • Soak mould midsole

Day Four

  • Inserting leather counter stiffeners
  • Lasting Uppers
  • Corking and shanking

Day Five

  • Attaching a stitched randing around the feather edge of the shoes
  • Attaching soles using the sole press                                             
  • Trimming and sanding soling
  • Stacking heel and attaching heel to sole
  • Waxing and Iron Glaze soles with bees wax                                         
  • Inserting leather sock and metal aglets on laces

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Duration      

5 days, 11am-5pm, Mon - Fri

These days do not need to be consecutive. We can work to your schedule. Please get in touch to discuss.

Location      

27b Belfast Road, London N16 6UN

Materials     

Included