5 day workshop

5 DAY SHOEMAKING WORKSHOPS $980 (materials included)

On this workshop you'll be creating a pair of handmade shoe. Choose from the following styles:
Derby
Chukka
Ballet flat
Mary Jane
Ghillie
Mary Jane
Wrap boot

Day 1: Selecting and cutting leather. Day 2: Sewing. Day 3: Sewing cont. Day 4: Lasting. Day 5: Attaching soles.

Max boot height of 18cm. Choose from foam (EVA), crepe rubber and leather soling materials. Heel height depends on shoe last (form) availability.

Check out the student Gallery or the Shoe School Pinterest page for examples. Send me an image of the kind of shoe that inspires you and we will start a shoe discussion! 

Classes are held 9-5pm daily. Beginners are welcome. A $150 deposit secures your place on this workshop. To register, email louiseclifton@gmail.com. Check out the FAQ page for further information. 

If you would like to add an extra days patternmaking to your workshop, please see the 1 Day Patternmaking workshop below for details.

 
 
2 day Sandal

2 DAY SANDAL WORKSHOP $370 Dunedin, $425 Wellington (materials included)

You will create a pair of custom made leather sandals using Shoe School template patterns. You can choose from a range of leather, fastenings and soling options. Please note we're making flat sandals. Check out the student Gallery or the Shoe School Pinterest page for examples. 

This is a fantastic introduction to the art of leathercraft and you will take home the skills and resources to create further pairs. Beginners are welcome.

Classes are held 10-4pm daily. Beginners are welcome. A $75 deposit secures your place on this workshop. To register, email louiseclifton@gmail.com. Check out the FAQ page for further information. 

 

 
1 day Pattern

1 DAY DERBY SHOE or BOOT PATTERNMAKING WORKSHOP $95 (materials included)

On this this workshop you will learn how to draft a pattern for a pair of Derby shoes. Students will create a 'Canvas', 'Mean Forme', 'Standard' and a mock-up paper pattern using 'lasts' (shoe forms). Beginners are welcome.

Classes are held upon request, email me louiseclifton@gmail.com to create a group booking. 10-5pm hours duration. A deposit of $35 secures your booking. Check out the FAQ page for further information.