Moccasin Atelier -part 2
Time fly’s and you remember to finish the blog post you started some weeks ago about your course with seasoned moccasin atelier rose choules.
I had opted for a one to one two day intensive course with rose, since having some experience in footwear making I wanted to refresh my skills but also learn the process from start to finish.
Rose is extremely easy to talk to and her teaching style is relaxed and informative. I’d forgotten how good it is to be in a teaching environment again and to be learning more about something you love.
My wife had requested a bespoke pair of moccasins made to order so the bar had been set quite high!
Rose had a great selection of antelope suedes and hair on leather with some amazing animal prints, something I knew my wife would approve of.
After spending the first day making the pattern day two was spent cutting the patterns ready for construction.
After a full day of learning different construction techniques and sewing styles we unfortunately ran out of time. At 6.30 pm on the sunday evening it was time to call it a day, but with a great offer from rose I returned during the week. I had hand stitched the vamps at the rented cottage we where using for our weeks break and rose helped me to put the finishing touches to the moccasins I had made.
Rose can be contacted thru her website www.rosechoules.com for more information.
Finally I’d like to say a big thank you to rose for all her help.