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Shoe making courses, workshops and classes. Learn the techniques to craft your own pair of boots, pumps, sandals, heels, moccasins or clogs and walk away in your own handcrafted shoes.

Next course on 28th July 2017
One Day Workshops Maximum of 5 students on each workshop. What Can I Make? This fun workshop is suitable for complete beginners and gives all the support, tuition and materials you need to make your very own pair of simple shoes or sandals from our range. Sole For unique style and total comfort, you will use a natural crepe sole (either Traditional Crepe soles - flat with a low heel, or a Crepe Wedge). Colours...
Next course on 23rd September 2017
This course will be held in Appleby Hub in Appleby in Westmorland and is for experts and beginners. I will show you how to create a wonderfully wooly warm pair of slippers fitted to your own feet. We will employ the wet felting method of felting using colourful merino fleece dyed with non toxic dye from a choice of several beautiful colours. This method is very easy but does require some elbow grease! Stage by...
Next course on 21st October 2017
Discover how to make a pair of cosy felt slippers which mould to your feet, and are wonderfully comfortable. Learn how to make the template which you will use as the former, then how to adapt it and decorate it to suit your own design, and how to build up layers of wool to felt into a seamless pair of slippers, ready to decorate .
Next course on 6th October 2017
3 day introductory shoe making course in the beautiful Stanwick Lakes national park. Make your own pair of leather shoes in our purpose built craft barn! The Northamptonshire writer, H E Bates, recalled childhood memories of watching his grandfather at work. ‘He could, after the tradition of centuries, create a boot or shoe from the sole upwards, stabbing and stitching with his own hands. I am able still, to see him to perfection in the...
Next course on 11th October 2017
In this exciting, short one-off workshop, you can learn how to craft their own bag/belt/wallet/phone case/iPad case/glasses case from vegetable tanned leather in just two and a half hours. You can select from a wide choice of colours and play around with different weaving and lacing techniques and learn how to embellish and personalise your piece with your name using a range of traditional leatherwork stamping tools. Courses run at -Leather Needle Thread Studio, Clyde...
Alison Hastie of Green Shoes has collaborated with shoemaker Rose Choles to bring you this unique workshop. Join us and learn how to make your own moccasins. On this one day workshop participants will learn how to cut patterns in leather, hand stitch uppers and understand how to finish the sole. Moccasins will be finished by Green Shoes and then posted to you or be ready collect the following week. Please do get in touch...
Next course on 23rd September 2017
One day shoe making course in the historic market town of Wirksworth in Derbyshire. The course is led by Judi Cook an award winning shoe designer, who has worked for internationally renowned footwear companies in the UK and abroad. She has also lectured at Leicester Polytechnic (now De Montfort University). The course is for ladies with no prior knowledge of shoe making but who love crafting, and are handy with a pair of scissors and...
Next course on 26th September 2017
Click through above to see our website and browse our full 2017 course programme. Our first course students under Marieke created such stunning pieces that we added an additional date for Felt Art in October! Felt Art - Sat 24th June; Sun 8th Oct Felt Vessels - Sun 9th July Felt Slippers - Tues 26th Sept Felt Garlands - Tues 21st Nov & Fri 8th Dec Perfect for beginners as well as those with some...
Next course on 21st November 2017
Click through above to see our website and browse our full 2017 course programme Join talented Marieke Tomlin for the day and leave with your own unique felt garland for Christmas .... make felt hearts, Christmas puddings, robins, Christmas trees and much more. Marieke has been teaching with us for just one season and as well as loving her own work, we have been really impressed by the quality of the work students produce. She...
Next course on 26th September 2017
Click through above to see our website and browse our full 2017 course programme. Learn how to make a pair of your very own seamless felt slippers, moulded cleverly to your feet, unique and warm in every way. Make them as plain or as fancy as you like! About Marieke- Marieke is a very talented and largely self-taught felt artist who happened upon the history of felt and felting whilst examining the use of wool...