THIS IS AN IN-PERSON WORKSHOP! We will be outside and every student will be 6 feet apart from others. You will be provided hand sanitizer and you are required to bring and wear your own mask.
PLEASE PUT YOUR SANDAL SIZE AND FOOT WIDTH (NARROW, NORMAL OR WIDE) in the note field at checkout!
Learn to make your own pair of handmade leather sandals in this five-six hour Sandal Making Workshop led by Stace Fulwiler Wood. This workshop will be held outdoors, socially distanced, with masks on.
Your sandals will be crafted using traditional techniques & your choice of leather. This is a workshop for complete beginners - no previous experience is necessary. However, you’ll want to be comfortable using an Xacto knife, scissors, and a hammer. We will be working with our hands to build sandals right onto our feet, so there is some kneeling, bending, and crouching involved.
A little about this craft: Sandal making has a rich history throughout the world - sandals are the oldest known form of footwear! Bespoke sandal shops once dotted coastal towns throughout California, though this craft has become rare as shoe production has moved away from artisan methods & materials. These days, one has to travel abroad for custom leather sandals. Stace works to revive this traditional method of shoemaking through teaching Sandal Making Workshops throughout California.
The versatile simplicity of your leather sandals will provide years of wear and they will become more beautiful with age, forming to your feet and acquiring a rich patina. We will make sandals with leather soles, a leather heel, and leather uppers. Here are some examples of what students have made in our previous Sandal Making Workshops.
What we will do: On Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 11am we will meet at These Hands Maker's Collective and Stace will teach you (and a small group of students) how to make your own leather sandals. This workshop will take around five-six hours (some students may finish earlier or later, and you are free to take lunch/snack breaks throughout). Stace will be there with you every step of the way until we are all finished with our sandals. During the workshop, you will have plenty of time to ask any questions that come up, and to chat with your fellow sandal makers.
Stace will bring patterns for 5 different sandal designs, and she will bring an assortment of leather colors to choose from.
In this workshop, you will learn:
How to form your leather soles to have arch support
How to attach a stacked leather heel
How to cut your leather straps & insoles
How to build & fit your sandals to your feet
How to use shoe glue (all-purpose cement) to securely assemble your sandals.
How to use brass shoe tacks - AKA ‘cobbling’
And much more…
Deadline to sign up is April 3rd, 2021
Due to the customized nature of this product, we cannot offer refunds or cancellations.
Date: SUNDAY, APRIL 11, 2021