5-day Shoe workshop
Please note, our 5-day Shoe workshops are currently fully booked until March 2022. We recommend instead enrolling in a Shoemaking Night Class, 3-day Boot or 9-day Custom workshop.
On this workshop you will be making a pair of made-to-measure shoes, from start to finish! Choose from:
- DERBY shoe or boot
- OXFORD shoe or boot
- HOBNAIL boot
- TANKER boot
- DESERT boot
- MONK shoe
- MARY JANE shoe or boot
- GHILLIE shoe or boot
- OPEN SHANK derby shoe
Our latest and greatest Shoe creations can be found on our INSTAGRAM!
Day 1: Selecting and cutting leather. Day 2: Sewing. Day 3: Sewing cont. Day 4. Lasting. Day 5: Attaching soles.
Classes are held 9-5pm daily. Beginners are welcome.
When you book we'll ask for your feet measurements and will send you a brief questionnaire (see below for an outline). Your response is very important - we'll use it to ensure a great fit for your beautiful shoes.
PRIOR TO YOUR WORKSHOP WE NEED
Your feet measurements
We'll send you instructions when you book. If you live in Wellington you're welcome to make an appointment with us to have your feet measured. Please email us to make a time.
Basic style ideas
Well send you a brief questionnaire when you book. Please tell us which style you'd like to make (see options above). If you google search a style eg 'dress boot' you'll be rewarded with lots of inspirational examples! Our Instagram is also a great place to look for inspiration.
Send us photos or drawing of the kind of style you'd like to make - you can send us several pictures and tell us what you like most about each shoe.
Your ideas can be very simple - we spend the first day of your workshop editing and refining your design, (this basically means making a wonderful mess with all our lovely leathers!)
If you're unsure what to make we recommend a Derby shoe or Dress boot.
Lasts are the shoe forms that shoes are made on. They come in a huge variety of shapes and sizes!
Using your style ideas AND your measurements and the pictures you send me I'll select a last from my collection.
However, if you'd like to browse through our entire collection of lasts please check out our 'Last Range' catalogue and let me know which last you'd prefer:
If you're unsure I recommend a dress last from our collection.