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
Monk strap
Chukka
Wrap boot
Sneaker

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

Check out the Galleries below for style examples or the Shoe School Pinterest page. Send me an image of the kind of shoes that inspire you and we can start a shoe discussion!

Shoe lasts (forms) determine the shape of your final shoe. Chose from Dress, Nature, Point, Character or Sneaker. Check out the Last Gallery.

Classes are held 10-5pm daily. Beginners are welcome. A $250 deposit secures your place on this workshop. For information, shoe talk and to register email: shoeschoolnz@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.

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

Custom designs can be available on request. Depending on the complexity of your design idea there may be an additional charge.

2 day Sandal

2 DAY SANDAL WORKSHOP $425 Wellington (materials included)

You will create a pair of custom made leather sandals. You can choose from a range of leather, fastenings and soling options. Please note we're making flat sandals. (If you have your heart set on a pair of platform sandals please email me with images). Check out the Gallery below for examples or the Pinterest page for inspiration.

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

Classes are held 10-5pm daily. Beginners are welcome. A $150 deposit secures your place on this workshop. For information, shoe talk and to register email: shoeschoolnz@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. For information and to register email: shoeschoolnz@gmail.com. Classes are held 10-5pm. A deposit of $35 secures your booking. Check out the FAQ page for further information.