"A candle loses nothing of its luminosity,
if you light another candle with it."
Depending on the demand, we offer irregular upper making intensive courses in our workshop. The basic knowledge in upper making is conveyed. Since 2004 we have been teaching the master class students of orthopedic shoemakers in upper making at the Academia of Crafts in Düsseldorf. The experience gathered here and very small groups of only four students enable us to convey compressed knowledge in theoretical and practical form in a very short time. Course contents:
- Teaching theoretical basics as well as practical exercises
- Explanation of the Knöfel geometric system after Wilhelm Jordan
- Making patterns according the last copy system from Charles Hatfield
- Imparting know-how about leather
- Cutting from upper parts (clicking)
- Closing a single derby upper (skiving by hand and machine, folded edge, sewing…)
- Special features by hooks and eyelets
The courses are designed as preparation courses for the German master shoemaker exam. The courses are offered in German as well as in English. If you are interested, please send us an email. We inform you about the course fees, planned dates and overnight accommodations in our area.
Course duration: 18 hours. Beginning of the course Friday 14 noon, End Sunday 2 pm. The courses are designed as preparation courses for the German master shoemaker exam. The courses are offered in both German and English.
Course duration: 23 hours. Beginning of the course Friday 10 am - End Sunday 3 pm. In addition to the normal course, a knife sharpening workshop, incl. one Grindstone and an advanced leather knowledge will be offered.
"No good work
without good tools!"
Many traditionally common tools in the upper construction have gone out of production. So we were forced by our own needs to find a solution. We make some tools ourselves, others are made especially by our toolmakers in small quantities. If you are interested in these tools, you can obtain them from us.
Due to the low demand, however, there is no online shop for these toools. However, if you specify in our email form which tools you are interested in we inform you at short notice if they are available. You will then receive an invoice by email, after which we send the tools immediately.
On request, we offer in-house workshops and intensive courses for uppers to small groups of four participants. You acquire a basic understanding and exercise basic steps in making uppers. Since 2011 we have been teaching the master students of the orthopaedic shoe technique in producing uppers at the Chamber of Commerce in Düsseldorf.