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Shoemaking: 10th-Century Scandinavian Turn Shoe

Course Overview

Crafting functional, durable and attractive footwear with your own hands is a deeply satisfying (and sole-ful!) task. We will begin by making a casting of your foot (shoes will truly be custom built) then move on to patterning and leather selection, cutting and skiving, butt stitching and assembly. Once the upper and sole are attached we move on to turning and hammering, closure and finishing and finally gooping the soles. A wide assortment of leather working techniques and tools will be covered, and after learning a few simple methods and skills, you’ll be ready to let your imagination run wild on your next pair of shoes. This pair of shoes could easily last you for the rest of your life if well taken care of!


Wed, Aug 8th, 2018  –  Sat, Aug 11th, 2018

Course Details

Length: 4 Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-5pm
Registration Cost: $575.00
Includes materials fee of $125.00

Required Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

All required tools/materials are provided by your instructor and North House and will be available once the course begins.

Optional Tools

Feel free to bring your favorite tools and whatever materials you might feel appropriate for this course.

More Information

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.