Sharpen your leatherworking skills while learning to build yourself a pair of sandals employing a variety of shoemaking techniques. Learn about different types of leather, their particular properties and best use in the construction of custom sandals. Numerous embellishment methods will be covered to personalize your work including punching and brogueing, hand edging stitch methods, and dyes and dye waxes. Shoemaking techniques include installing a shank under the insole and using clinch nails or wooden pegs during the heel stacking process. All levels welcome.
Members: 450 dollars
Non Members: 540 dollars
Instructor: Deborah Robertson bio
Materials fee: $85-115 dollars
Materials provided by instructor: Marble slabs, Landis 5-in-1, Singer treadle sewing machine, nylon thread, insole leather, outsole leather, upper leather, lining leather, shanks, clinch nails, pegs, pegging awl, bees wax, shoemaking hammer, skiving knife, tack hammer, anvils, dyes, dye waxes, punches, rawhide mallet, rubber soles, extra Speedy Stitcher coarse waxed thread, leather scissors, card stock
Students should bring: Please bring the following (and label personal tools with your name or initials): pencils, ruler, paper scissors, bone folder, CS Osborne scratch awl No. 478, bees wax, Xacto knife and blades, wing divider or compass, wool daubers or paint brushes you don't mind getting dyed, rubber gloves, Speedy Stitcher Sewing Awl with coarse waxed thread Bring if you have them: skiving knife, tack hammer, French curves and your choice of leather cutting tools (be they leather scissors, round knife or blade).