Ludmila Osičková
+420 603 503 022
info@mojerukavice.cz
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Sew your own gloves is a(the) name of the new one day workshop inviting applicants to visit Dobříš. While other offers act as if they were unique, this one truly is. As you will be able to make your own gloves with Ludmila Osičková from Dobříš. She is the only accredited lecturer in the Czech Republic tutoring gloves making craft and is registered in(with)the National crafts institute.

Workshop - unique glove course

Unique one-day glove course is designed for a maximum of two people, students, friends, colleagues, spouses simply for "TWO" or as a gift.

In the introduction we will go through the theory briefly, with a real picture of what glove is, what principles of production we have, and how the finished pair of gloves will be created according to the client's choice.

You also know that we will design, decorate and sew our own gloves during the day.

The course usually starts from. 8.00 h with short breaks for coffee or small refreshment (lunch not provided) until about 16.00 h, if we make a more complicated model, we move the time horizon. Everything is on individual agreement.

The basic price of the course per person is CZK 4,175 (including VAT and material per product). An extended version of the course is the inclusion of a part of the work with leather from the beginning, including shaping and cut with an extra charge of CZK 1,450.

The course can also be modified and can work in one day with leather, technology of leather production, forming, table cut and direct cutting, sewing preparation and in the second day, work with prepared material for decorating, sewing and finishing.

It depends on what you expect from the course, whether you want to go through the basics of glove technology in one day or spend more time on the whole study.

The whole course can be focused on a specific type of glove - wheelchair, falconers, swordsmen, historical replicas, accessories of costumes or uniforms and everything that is not the standard of the market.

I offer a two-day course in your city or town, where a minimum of 10 people and a maximum of 15 people could be found, to participate in this tutorial, where you will sew your own gloves during these 2 days, with my assistance and interpretation of the craft. The price of this course is 4 200 CZK / person (the price of the course includes complete teaching materials and all materials for making the product (always from 9 am), if you are interested, please register via the web form or write to info@mojerukavice.cz.

How to apply

Private applicants of the one day course Sew your own gloves may submit their applications after the prepayment of 50% of the full workshop price (that is 2 100 CZK) has been paid. This amount is payable at the latest seven days preceding the course start. Price covers compiled materials, too.

For the preparation of the glove material, the following parameters must be stated: Type of glove, Glove size, The preferred glove colour, Lining.

We recommend you to contact us for advance consultation via phone: +420 603 503 022 or email: info@mojerukavice.cz

We will sew gloves within a day

What should applicants of the workshop Sew your own gloves expect? They will acquire first-hand the experience of the whole glove-making process. Everything begins with material preparation – that is leather. This must first be dampened and stretched; subsequently cut out on a special cutting machine. Given these phases are time consuming, applicants will get acquainted with them only marginally (machine inspection, cutting out on the experimental material, stencils, numbering etc.) and they will have their semi-finished product prepared. “First, we will examine fundamental machines and sewing methods together with embroidery. We have a lot of machines at our disposal, therefore people will have a try of machine sewing, machine and manual embroidery, as well as use of decorating depending on current ideas. All of this will be performed on a trial glove so that we do not destroy the prepared material for the real one”, describes Ludmila Osičková.

There are also bending machines and an ironing table ready to finalise the gloves’ shape. Workshop attendants will practise hand sewing with a model of a protective thimble (it used to be integral part of the protective equipment already decades ago). Gloves and lining inherently belong together, these will be selected by clients based on their own preference (e.g. cashmere, wool or fleece) and depending on the type of gloves sewn. Afterwards the wrist part is finalised, either manually or mechanically. “Glove preparation represents an all-day effort for a novice. That’s why we accept only two to three applicants per course in order to deal with everyone on an absolutely individual basis,” adds lecturer. During the whole day’s effort we may get to making other small leather products, too, such as keychains, earrings, toilet bags, bracelets…simply everything that our fantasies fancy and whatever variegates our work with leather. After an entire day spent in the workroom applicants will take home their own hand made pair of gloves with unique embroidery, application or decoration.

We will sew gloves within a day

What should applicants of the workshop Sew your own gloves expect? They will acquire first-hand the experience of the whole glove-making process. Everything begins with material preparation – that is leather. This must first be dampened and stretched; subsequently cut out on a special cutting machine. Given these phases are time consuming, applicants will get acquainted with them only marginally (machine inspection, cutting out on the experimental material, stencils, numbering etc.) and they will have their semi-finished product prepared. “First, we will examine fundamental machines and sewing methods together with embroidery. We have a lot of machines at our disposal, therefore people will have a try of machine sewing, machine and manual embroidery, as well as use of decorating depending on current ideas. All of this will be performed on a trial glove so that we do not destroy the prepared material for the real one”, describes Ludmila Osičková.

There are also bending machines and an ironing table ready to finalise the gloves’ shape. Workshop attendants will practise hand sewing with a model of a protective thimble (it used to be integral part of the protective equipment already decades ago). Gloves and lining inherently belong together, these will be selected by clients based on their own preference (e.g. cashmere, wool or fleece) and depending on the type of gloves sewn. Afterwards the wrist part is finalised, either manually or mechanically. “Glove preparation represents an all-day effort for a novice. That’s why we accept only two to three applicants per course in order to deal with everyone on an absolutely individual basis,” adds lecturer. During the whole day’s effort we may get to making other small leather products, too, such as keychains, earrings, toilet bags, bracelets…simply everything that our fantasies fancy and whatever variegates our work with leather. After an entire day spent in the workroom applicants will take home their own hand made pair of gloves with unique embroidery, application or decoration.

I intend to preserve glove making in Dobříš

Make your own gloves workshop was devised by Ludmila Osičková from Dobříš, who devotes herself to many diverse activities, such as upholstery, health food or yoga. Still, her biggest passion remains glove making. She entered this field in the early nineties as a student of a vocational school. „I decided to study the subject of glove making in Dobříš that most of my classmates escaped from pretty quickly, but I did enjoy it. I started my career as a seamstress in a workroom, operating a Štěp machine (sewing machine brand)” says Ludmila Osičková. In the course of the following five years she got down to design and sewing collections. Subsequently holding the position of a director enabled her to develop in both marketing and management spheres. “They chose me to take a part in the business section. We went to exhibitions and trade fairs, I have also learnt technical English”, explains Ludmila Osičková. She (has) decided to leave and set up a new workroom together with one of her colleagues after the owner of a local glove making facility was reducing labour back in 2000.

The further experiences of Ludmila Osičková in this field present like a rolercoaster from immense euphoria while building new workshops with new owners to big disappointments after they decided to relocate the production to “cheaper” countries. “The last owner took this step in 2018 when he shut down Dobříš manufacture with dozens of seamstresses and shifted the business to Morocco. I was a leader of the team where main and the most complicated sewing was performed by ‘ladies” of retirement age and younger seamstresses were usually responsible for preparation and gloves completion”, says Ludmila Osičková. Because experienced workers are going to retire and their expertise will not be passed on to anyone younger, we face a possibility that glove making in Dobříš will come to its end. “Glove making is a beautiful field with wonderful tradition, and I am the last one to teach it. It presents both a challenge and a mission for me. Therefore I intend to continue with this Czech tradition”, says Ludmila Osičková. Regular exercise and teaching of hatha yoga is filling her with energy needed to do so.

I intend to preserve glove making in Dobříš

Make your own gloves workshop was devised by Ludmila Osičková from Dobříš, who devotes herself to many diverse activities, such as upholstery, health food or yoga. Still, her biggest passion remains glove making. She entered this field in the early nineties as a student of a vocational school. „I decided to study the subject of glove making in Dobříš that most of my classmates escaped from pretty quickly, but I did enjoy it. I started my career as a seamstress in a workroom, operating a Štěp machine (sewing machine brand)” says Ludmila Osičková. In the course of the following five years she got down to design and sewing collections. Subsequently holding the position of a director enabled her to develop in both marketing and management spheres. “They chose me to take a part in the business section. We went to exhibitions and trade fairs, I have also learnt technical English”, explains Ludmila Osičková. She (has) decided to leave and set up a new workroom together with one of her colleagues after the owner of a local glove making facility was reducing labour back in 2000.

Ludmila Osičková

The further experiences of Ludmila Osičková in this field present like a rolercoaster from immense euphoria while building new workshops with new owners to big disappointments after they decided to relocate the production to “cheaper” countries. “The last owner took this step in 2018 when he shut down Dobříš manufacture with dozens of seamstresses and shifted the business to Morocco. I was a leader of the team where main and the most complicated sewing was performed by ‘ladies” of retirement age and younger seamstresses were usually responsible for preparation and gloves completion”, says Ludmila Osičková. Because experienced workers are going to retire and their expertise will not be passed on to anyone younger, we face a possibility that glove making in Dobříš will come to its end. “Glove making is a beautiful field with wonderful tradition, and I am the last one to teach it. It presents both a challenge and a mission for me. Therefore I intend to continue with this Czech tradition”, says Ludmila Osičková. Regular exercise and teaching of hatha yoga is filling her with energy needed to do so.

How to recognize quality gloves

The main Glove making factory in Dobříš, which historically included operations in Abertamy situated in Karlovy Vary region, has undergone dramatic development in the course of the last two decades. The times when the factory annually produced millions of gloves are gone and it seemed that there was nobody in the Czech Republic interested in traditional glove making anymore. Just a few years ago the Dobříš factory was surviving on export income and external owners were supplying developed foreign markets with local quality production. Despite the fact that it was cheap to sew here, and gloves were in high demand in western markets , the owners had gradually started to relocate production and machines into countries where labour costs were even lower. “For a while, it seemed that everybody would wear only gloves produced in Asian factories. These would cost you 200 CZK, and ours were twice as much. Nevertheless, I have started to observe recently that quality and more expensive gloves have come into fashion once again. This has apparently something to do with the chastening experience of customers wh had bought low-quality products in the past,” explains Ludmila Osičková.

One of the key characteristics denoting quality leather gloves is their adaptability to the shape of your hands. Should your gloves not adjust to your hands “like a second layer of skin” after putting them on, then it is a sign the leather was improperly processed and subsequently cut, or that the cheap and therefore unsuitable material was used. “The moment you put your gloves on, you can immediately sense that it is not ideal. It truly does not pay off to be thrifty in this case,” points out lecturer Ludmila Osičková, bearing in mind it very much depends on working out the material and the way it is consequently measured out. It is fundamental to distinguish which market the gloves are sewn for – Frenchmen, for example, have longer and slimmer fingers in comparison with Germans and Czechs.

Nowadays customers give preference to products with a certain story, quality design or those intended for unique opportunities. The demand for men’s and women’s gloves of classical design, made of perfectly selected and prepared leather has been picking up again. Therefore gloves for car driving, golf and riding are becoming fashionable again. There are plenty of colour variations available on the market, yet the classical combination of black and brown remains dominant. “ with colours, itWith regard to colour a great deal depends on the cooperation with the leather tanner that must be able to fix the colour so that it does not ‘bleed’ if the glove gets wet,” points out Ludmila Osičková, whose glove wardrobe comprises more than twenty pairs. Glove preparation is a complex process involving several steps. If all are performed by a true professional, then properly sewn gloves, made of selected material, may serve to their owner for 20 years and more. Since leather is a natural material that keeps developing, gloves gain their own completely unique patina over time.

Hand in hand with rising standards of life, specific interests and with a passion to differentiate from the mainstream , demand for handmade gloves has been growing. These facts increase the chances for Dobříš to remain on the European map of glove making craft.

Glove size

Glove size is extremely important – hands look perfect only in well-fitting gloves.

Glove size is extremely important – hands look perfect only in well-fitting gloves. The precise and close-fitting cut of leather gloves is based on accurate and detailed measurements of all human hand elemental lines. The size of the glove indicates the length of the hand circumference with slightly bent joints. To measure, we shall use a measuring tape, a string or a paper strip, wrap it around the right hand knuckles with slightly bent joints, excluding thumb. We transfer the measured hand circumference to the glove inch gauge and the subtracted length gives us the exact hand size that is the glove size, too. We will determine values in centimetres on a centimetre scale. Please follow the instructions as displayed on the picture.

Conversion of the glove sizes between the French marking and the size marking in metric system is given by the following table helping you to easily determine requested size of your gloves. Even with gloves, size lettering begins to assert nowadays. Size of children’s mittens vary based on the child’s age.

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Women’s glove sizes:

Size XXS XS S M L XL XXL
Size in cm 16 18 19 20 22 23 24
Size in inches 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9

Men’s glove sizes:

Size XS S M L XL XXL
Size in cm 20 22 23 24 26 27 28 30 31
Size in inches 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5 11 11.5

Sports and Special glove sizes:

Size XXS XS S M L XL XXL
Size in cm 16 19 22 24 27 30 32
Size in inches 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Children’s mittens sizes:

Size 0 1 2 3 4
Child’s age (years) 1 2 3 - 4 5 - 6 - 7 8 - 10 - 12

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Address / Contact

Business premises

Na Zlaté stezce 937, 263 01 Dobříš
(former Glove making factory)

Headquarters:

Ploty OK s.r.o.
Branická 213/53, Braník, 147 00 Praha 4
IN: 29124042 / VAT ID: CZ29124042
File number: C 290802 kept by the Municipal court in Prague

Ludmila Osičková

phone: +420 603 503 022

e-mail: info@mojerukavice.cz


www.mojerukavice.cz


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