Come learn how to make your own shoes from raw materials! We will make a pair of beautiful leather "barefoot" or "minimalist" sneakers, from start (tracing our feet) to finish (wearing them home). Choose your color (or color combination), personalize your shoes, meet new people and unplug in a creative and relaxed environment.
We will be using all hand tools-- and anyone can do it with a little strength (for cutting leather/ rubber and punching holes) and patience (sewing). You will leave with a custom pair of your own handmade leather low-top sneakers, suggestions for sourcing tools and materials, and the skills to make your next pair of shoes! (And maybe some new friends!)
Bring a lunch and water bottle, and any snacks you may need to sustain your bod & brain for an 8 hour class!
Cost & Deadline
$100 for instruction (sign up at Eventbrite)
$60 materials fee that MUST be paid day of class in CASH
*All tickets/foot tracings must be submitted by April 27th!*
About Sarah Shields
Owner, Birch Moon Herbals & Farm Shoes Handmade. Sarah is an artist, herbalist and mother. She has been a shoemaker and shoemaking teacher for nearly 10 years and has been studying herbal medicine for over 20 years. Her organic body care business sells products locally in stores. Sarah loves making new patterns for practical shoes, clothes and bags, as well as farming, cooking, drawing and graphic design. She has 2 amazing teenagers.