Showing posts with label shoemaking. Show all posts
Showing posts with label shoemaking. Show all posts

Jun 6, 2014

New Shoemaking Video Tutorial and 2nd Submission

Currently, I have over 45 full length shoemaking video tutorials on my YouTube channel and I am so glad you gave a good welcome to previous ,voice over tutorial, that I made a couple of weeks ago. So, not to ruin a good thing, today I have a another great video tutorial for you.

How to check your shoe pattern from paper on the last

A quick announcement before I will move on to the tutorial.

I opened this week the second registration for Footwear Design Courses: Knowledge- Design- Freedom. ( This is online video course)

Course details:
The course : 14 Lessons
Lesson length: 45-60 min
2 Lessons a week

Introduction : Understanding  footwear design or what is it mean being footwear designer.
Footwear as complete product
Don’t wait for inspirations-  Use your technique knowledge. 
Technical knowledge as a key for creativity.
Full Shoe models map 
Simplify the rules of pattern construction:
Workshop: 6 types of shoes
Learning the rules
Construction on the last
How knowing the rules of construction will help you to create any design.
10 crucial points on your last to avoid mistakes in your design.
Freehand Pattern Technique-  Intensive workshop
Registration and more information about the course please follow the link below.
Footwear Design Courses: Knowledge- Design- Freedom

May 21, 2014

Old Shoemaking Tutorial But New Me

I received an email this week from one of this blog readers. He sow one of my many free videos that I have on my YouTube channel , but got little bit confused. Well, the videos are long, I know, and you really need to be patient, I guess!
What can I say, it was made something like two or three years ago. I was just starting this blog and all I wanted to do is to share information and I did. You welcome to watch all the 40 free videos from my channel .
But I do understand his difficulty, especially as back then I had a huge fear to overcome, to record my voice on the videos, not even to film myself but just to talk in those videos was terrifying  for me. First of all, English is not my native language and it is really hard sometimes to express yourself, so I preferred to place a music, which many of you complimented me about and to add text, just to make things understood.
Time have passed and I followed my passion and it is almost 8 months now, since I started Shoemaking Courses Online. My confidence grown, my ability to be in front of the camera, and not to die, because that is pretty much what I thought will be, turned out to be great experience of my life.   

So now, going back to what I have already done, the least that I can do is to try and fix some of those videos. Today, I present to you short video tutorial, from my full, 1 hour tutorial on How to make shoes: making pattern with folds, "How to transfer shoe pattern from the last to the cardboard". 
Yes, it is in normal speed and what a surprise I explain everything myself. Enjoy, and comment below if you had a fear to overcome and how you did it?

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Jan 24, 2014

Why you Need To Target Your Design and Free Shoe Pattern Guide To Start Your Work

 Since I started making my shoe pattern tutorials on my YouTube channel I was asked often about how to cover the last  with adhesive tape to easy apply any shoe design on that last. Therefore I decided to write a short guide about it. In this guide I go through each step how I cover the last to make your life easier. 
By the end of this post you will know how to cover the last like a Pro, no wrinkles, no wrong lines, do it right from the start!

Aug 2, 2013

Who Else Wants Shoemaking Course?

Today's post is dedicated to two important announcements. First and finely two days ago my new site that I really, really like lunched, and with it my new and updated collection, which I was crafting for the last few months! As I mentioned in last posts on the marathon week and in my book, I myself work and create my collections using my technique of Freehand pattern construction, so here you go.

This kind of precision in pattern making is very hard and sometimes almost impossible to get in classic pattern making methods. All of the designs as you can see exceed the boundaries of the last, that to consider the way of constructing a pattern in normal way is very hard to calculate, believe me I tried. I'm in purpose showing you such an extreme example for shoe pattern, but you can surely use it in your own design, to shorten your process and to give yourself more freedom in your creation.

The most interesting part of this collection for me was to work with veg tan leather, for which I came up with 
3-dimensional texture. The lines of the texture descend with lines of the pattern, creating a visual effect of motion. You are more than welcome to visit my new website share and like and I would love to hear your feedback, so you can write them down below.

As I mentioned in the previous posts, I'm planning new things for this blog, so here they are. A training shoemaking courses online.
I have long realized that online we can learn not only math and physics, but also shoemaking. This was proved by you and your work. 

Because it's physically impossible to dive into details of all aspects in creating the shoe in books. They are small details but it's very important to know them, to make professional, complete shoes. In the courses I plan to teach in detail all types of shoes and theirs variations of patterns from the drawing on the last to the finished pair, how to sew, lasts, how to last and more. Although it's online training I believe that it is very important that in the courses we can learn and discuss the process. The courses will be divided into levels for beginners, advanced and master class course. At the moment I haven't made a list of the courses yet, it's more of sharing this idea with you, So now that is what I need you to do.

If you are interested in participating this kind of on-line training, write "yes, I want shoemaking course" in the comment here on the blog, more than that, write what are your weakness and what shoemaking course you would like to participate, what you need to learn?!

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