I’m in Ashland, Oregon, taking a shoemaking class with Bill Shanor. I watched Paige make shoes but I’ve never made a pair myself from start to finish. She took two classes with Bill, so this is kind of a pilgrimage for me–a chance to follow in her footsteps and feel her spirit.
Taping the last
Finding the center line
Drawing the design
Transferring design to paper
Bill gets to cut everything out because he’s the teacher and I’m the student.
Those look like they’ll be beautiful! Are you using your handmade lasts?
Yes, I’m using my lasts for the first time!