Thursday, December 9, 2010

These shoes are finished

These are the shoes that are now finished and wearable. They make me very happy because they look a lot like the drawings that I did. I will be using  the process that my teacher, Emily Putterman, taught me to make more shoes in the future. I honestly never thought of shoes as something that could be handmade in only a short time. Though these took a lot more steps than the felt slippers which I have been making recently, they were not necessarily harder. the process is a lot easier to control than felting as long as you can sew decently.

It was also a lot of fun to make myself the fake wax seal medallions for the shoe clips. I like the red color on the brown and recently realized that these would make really nice brooches for non shoe use. Maybe they will soon show up on Etsy.

Better photos will follow.

Also a short and abbreviated guide on how to make a pair of shoes. I am no expert, but the general process is quite interesting and should be documented.

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