In part 2 of this series, Video Joe hangs out in the workshop for the day. This gives him and I the chance to get the layout of the workshop and also get some shoe repair done at the same time. Video Joe thinks he is there to help clean windows, but I put him on shoe repair instead. Video Joe has asked me to make a “honey-do” list of projects I need help completing to make the Teri Edmonds YouTube channel it’s best.
Episode 1 of Maui Artisans is about making curtains for the blogging studio. This preliminary video is the first of many. Lighting and sound were tested for future episodes. Future topics will follow Jen and Teri as they make things, critique food and wine and blog about it. Visit MauiArtisans.com and subscribe to the channel to follow Jen and Teri and their adventures of “making” things.
Interviewing with Fashion Editor and designer Jen Russo of Maui Time Magazine is always a treat. It gives me a chance to talk about my take on fashion trends for the year, talk about what my own design trend will be, and I get to play with more shoes. In this issue, I designed 6 different styles. These styles included a moccasin, two leather sandals with rhinestones and a custom dyed satin shoe, also adorned with the bling of rhinestones.
Insoles are a regular repair for cobbler Teri Edmonds. This slideshow presents a quick review of some projects. Insoles can change the look and comfort of a shoe. A leather insole is preferable to synthestic insole because it lasts longer. The soft leather insoles (called socklinings) are easiest to skive (thin with a razor knife), which is done for the seam under the toes so it can’t be felt. It is fun to use colorful insoles, but black, brown, beige and white insoles are the easiest to find.
Arch supports and other inserts can also be added to an insole. The last few pictures in the photo gallery show a large arch that was added under the soft leather socklining. Frequently, a soft pad is added to the underside of the insole to make it padded. The pad extends withing a quarter inch of the insole and then it is all glued to the shoe.
Hot Biskit is the number one selling brand of footwear for shoe designer Teri Edmonds. The Hot Biskit is made for comfort and style. The open-toed sandal is lightweight and durable. It is termed the “go to” shoe for its versatility. One can wear the Hot Biskit to the beach or to the office. The Hot Biskit is a special order shoe because it is made custom for the client, fitting the curves of the foot. Leather is a preferable upper for the shoe because it’s ability to mold to the foot and stand the test of time.
The 2013 collection was neutral in color, selling mostly shades of bronze and gunmetal. The straps were stitched as a finish technique. Some clients prefer to alternate the straps. The choice is made at time of order. The brown with bronze uppers will move forward into the 2014 season.
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