From March 7 to 21 I will be making shoes inside the Halo Shoes store. Larry Olmstead, who makes wonderful handbags, has invited me to work in his shop, which is shared with Halo Shoes, while he is away. Most days I will be in the shop working on shoes as usual so please stop by and say hello. There will also be a special event!
The Art and Science of Shoemaking
Dates: Friday March 16 and Saturday March 17
Time: 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Location: Halo Shoes – 938 NW Everett St., Portland, Oregon
Come learn about the interdisciplinary pursuit that is making shoes by hand. I will show how measurements become a last which gives rise to a pattern that can be made into a shoe. Along the way we’ll visit the diverse world of of shoemaking including design, drawing, sewing, sculpture, biology, chemistry, physics and math.
Please feel free to drop in and stay for a while or stay for the whole presentation. I will make time for questions and answers so bring your burning shoe questions!