Bespoke Shoemaking

Bespoke Shoemaking – Handmade Footwear

£75.00

( ISBN 0-9802937-0-7 )

Bespoke Shoemaking is a comprehensive guide to handmade footwear and is the first modern book to cover this fast growing interest.

Produced by a highly regarded Australian craftsman and teacher of shoemaking, the 300 pages cover the details of making shoes by hand.

For many years people have been asking for book on hand shoemaking – this 2006 publication has become the standard text.

Product Description

Bespoke Shoemaking – Handmade Footwear ( ISBN 0-9802937-0-7 )

Bespoke Shoemaking – a comprehensive guide to handmade footwear is the first modern book to cover this fast growing area of interest. The author – Tim Skyrme, is a highly regarded Australian craftsman and teacher of hand shoemaking. The book has taken 10 years in production and grew out of a small book written to help Tim’s hand shoemaking students. The 300 pages cover the details of making shoes by hand, from measuring the feet, to handing over the finished footwear to the customer. However, shoemaking is a very practical subject to learn from a book. That is where the 704 photographs and drawings are so valuable. Virtually everything is illustrated in detail. For many years people have been asking for a book on hand shoemaking. This 2006 production has become the standard textbook throughout the world.

Introduction to Shoemaking
Foot Measurement
Lasts
Last Building
Sizes
Mean Forme Construction
Basic Styles
Seam Allowances
Edge Treatments
Last Standard
Derby Shoe Design
Construction
Tools
Materials
Clicking
Skiving
Folding
Closing
Oxford Shoe Design
Insole Preparation
Lasting
Trying the Shoe for Fit
Preparing for Soling
Fitting the Shoe
Hand Finishing
Hand Built Leather Heels
Socks
Dress Boots
Court Shoes
Sandal Insoles
Sandals, Straps and Lasting
Sandal Socks
Platforms
Wedges
Heel Blocks
Covered Heels
Ladies Soles
Finishing
Presentation
Welt Sewing
Threads
Sewing the Welt
Hand Sewn Sole
Blocking/Crimping
Buckles
Joggers