Louise Ayling’s love of shoes goes further than most. She learnt the traditional technique of making shoes by hand. She was recently a guest speaker at the inaugural Necessary Traditions festival in Christchurch run by Rekindle, a social enterprise dedicated to creating opportunities for resourcefulness. Louise honed her craft in London at a bespoke shoe-making company before returning home to Christchurch. She’s continuing her craft and explains how she’s keeping the traditional techniques alive and how a bespoke shoe is made. You can find her work on instagram LAshoemaker_bespoke.