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.
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.
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
Hand-Lasting demo with mock-up
Selecting final upper leathers from selection.
Clicking and closing upper and lining (final pair)
Finish Construction of final pair.
Midsole pattern and cutting
Soak mould midsole
Inserting leather counter stiffeners
Corking and shanking
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
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.
27b Belfast Road, London N16 6UN