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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
Platform Sandals

Day 1: Selecting and cutting leather. Day 2: Sewing. Day 3: Sewing cont. & lasting. Day 4: 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.

 
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3 DAY SHOEMAKING WORKSHOPS $600 (materials included)

On this workshop you'll be creating a pair of handmade Derby shoes or boots.

Day 1: Selecting and cutting leather. Day 2: Sewing. Day 3: Lasting & attaching soles.

Flat soles. Max boot height of 12cm. Choose from foam (EVA) solings.

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. 

 
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2 DAY SANDAL WORKSHOP $370 Dunedin, $480 Wellington (materials included)

Sun, Summer AND Sandals! 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. 

 

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

Classes are held upon request, email me louiseclifton@gmail.com to create a group booking. Minimum of 4 people. 10-4pm hours duration. A deposit of $35 secures your booking. Check out the FAQ page for further information.

 
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2 DAY LEATHERCRAFT WORKSHOP $380 (materials included)

Shoe School is thrilled to be hosting Peter O'Brien from Village Leathercraft (Chch). On this workshop will Peter will teach you how to handcraft a belt and sunglass case.

Email me louiseclifton@gmail.com to create a group booking. Minimum of 4 people. A deposit of $75 secures your booking. Check out the FAQ page for further information.