The Art of Shoemaking

October 13, 2019 – October 19, 2019

Molly Grant

This workshop begins with an introduction to the history of the Cordwainer Shop founded in 1925. Using original tin patterns from the 1920’s, students learn about basic pattern making. From start-to-finish, the process is 100% hands-on shoe work. Participants can choose from an array of leathers and their shoes will be made to exact foot measurements. You will discover how to cut the leather, lace the uppers, and hand lace the soles to the uppers. The final product will leave students feeling amazed and proud of their unique footwear. Open to all skill levels, however some hand strength is needed since the entire shoe is laced by hand.


Molly Grant is a self-taught leather worker practicing the craft since the early 1980s designing leather handbags, clothing and shoes using traditional and contemporary leather working skills. In addition to creating custom leather goods, she teaches shoemaking classes at her New Hampshire workshop and at craft schools around the country.

Molly Grant

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

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  • hard copy paper catalog online catalog or course description

Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2019. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund.


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