The Art of Shoemaking
October 13, 2019 – October 19, 2019
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.
COURSE FEE: $600
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.
In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.