Shoemaking and Leatherworking Classes
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We’ll be posting dates for a new
Moccasin Making Class in a few days.
You will learn how to make a pair of desert boots by hand. The school provides patterns for you based on your feet measurements for a custom fit. These patterns are used to create leather uppers, midsoles and soles for the shoes. You’ll cut out the leather, prepare the materials and stitch the leather uppers [...]
This hands-on fundamentals course is for people who want to learn how to make items and projects out of a variety of weights and types of leather. Whether you have done some leather work on your own, have already attended a workshop at the school or have never worked with leather before, this is the [...]
Prerequisite: Exploring Leather Work, or advanced leather skills. I’m travelling to England in August to get more training in traditional leatherworking skills. I expect to teach these techniques to the more advance leather working students. We’ll be focusing on finer skills, hand stitching and lacing, more knowledge and experience with vegetable tanned leather and formation [...]
Leather Work 101 is a solid introduction to leather work. There are 4-6 projects to choose from and a variety of leathers and hardware. You can modify and create your own patterns as well. This is a fun, easy class and gives you a chance to make a few things out of leather like a [...]
We schedule these classes to give students an opportunity to create more advanced leather items. 4 hours allows you to expand on the Leather Work 101 projects and add more details or create more items during class. Belts, clutches, cuffs, tote bags, necklaces, watch bands, are just the beginning. Come to class with your own [...]
Discover and learn the art of patternmaking for custom made shoes. Create patterns for new styles and design shoes on paper, creating patterns for your designs that will fit you and others you know. Understanding the structure of a shoe and the variety of details that can be modified are the goals. Sizing for all [...]
Many styles of sandals will be available to customize for yourself during this class. A variety of soling and strap designs will be explored and students will create a pair of sandals with a wide selection of hardware and leathers. You will learn how to create and install straps, attach buckles or other closures and [...]