Tuesday, 27 October 2009

PGAV Get Into Art! with Shoe Show's Emma Greenwood

To coincide with PGAV's annual Get Into Art! event, we decided to join in the fun by hosting a shoemaking demonstration by Shoe Show exhibitor Emma Greenwood.

Presenting an in-depth and enlightening view on the process of shoemaking (well as much as you could say in 45 minutes anyway), Emma spoke a group of about 30 shoe enthusiasts about the difference between calf and kid leather (calf leather is softer), what her favourite coloured leather is (navy) and even where she got her sewing machine from ($100 from a now-defunct family business).

The audience got a chance to touch and handle the tools of the trade - it was very hands on!

Fellow Shoe Show exhibitor Phong Chi Lai also dropped by to have a look-see and more importantly, lend support.

To view more photos from the talk, click here.

Photography by Kim Brockett

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