Learn The Art of Shoemaking

October 21, 2018 – October 27, 2018

Molly Grant

During this workshop students learn the art of shoemaking using the original Cordwainer Shop antique tin patterns. You will make a pair of shoes and discover how to place patterns, construct uppers and soles, and learn a unique way to put shoes together by hand-lacing. Participants will choose up to three colors of leather to make a Candace Style oxford, designed in the 1920’s by Edward Mathews, Cordwainer Shop founder. Custom leather soles are made for each shoe to exact measurement. Finishing tasks include lasting, burnishing, buffing, insole making, and other details that make a Cordwainer Shoe. Open to all skill levels. Please note that the cost for materials will be $300 – $350.


Molly Grant operates Cordwainer Shop, a third-generation custom made footwear shop in Deerfield, New Hampshire and teaches at craft schools. She exhibits at the American Craft Council and national juried shows across the country. She started learning the Cordwainer Craft in 1991 from her husband, a master Cordwainer.

Molly Grant

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

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  • $199
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