“These Boots Are Made for Walkin’”

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What Will You Learn?

  • This master class allows students to create high heels or flat boots with zipper.
  • Students learn how to use the same pattern to make several different types of felted boots; master shoemaking skills to create felted orthopedic shoes. Within workshop, students will learn:
  •  how to take correct measurements of their feet;
  •  how to build the template based on their own measurements;
  •  how to make bigger template for the shrinkage of wool;
  •  about the different stages of the felting process (layout wool, the best way to work with short fibres, using sander, process of rolling, shrinkage of the product, building 3D your felt piece, details of how to work with mood (shoe last);
  •  how to make boots with laces, which is a more complex model, and based on this knowledge, they will be able to make other models of shoes;
  •  how to make their own heel box (which provides form stability of the heel part, improving the consumer properties of shoes, and also serves to protect the feet from external mechanical influences);
  • process of installation of heel box, inner soles, detailed assembly of the upper part of the boots;
  • process of installation of the soles;
  • how to prepare a boot for installing zippers.

Course Content

Video course FELTED BOOTS : ‘These boots are made for walking’
This master class allows students to create felted boots with zippers. Students learn how to use the same pattern to make several different types of felted boots; master shoemaking skills to create felted orthopaedic shoes.

  • INTRODUCTION.
    00:00
  • SHOELAST, SOLES, INNERSOLES.
    13:36
  • TAKING MEASURMENTS, BASIC TEMPLATE.
    22:49
  • BUILDING A TEMPLATE FOR HIGH HEELS BOOTS
    23:47
  • RESIST, PREPARING WOOL
    00:00
  • FELTING PROCESS
    21:44
  • FELTING PROCESS ON THE SHOE LAST
    09:52
  • HEEL AND TOE MAKING
    26:47
  • BOOTS PREPARATION AND ASSEMBLY INSTALLING HEEL BOX AND TOE BOX
    29:02
  • INSTALLATION OF INNER INSOLES. PREPARING THE SOLES FOR PLACEMENT ON THE FOOTWEAR.
    26:40
  • THE PROCESS OF INSTALLING SOLES
    17:17
  • ZIPPER INSTALATION
    22:03

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