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Shoemaking with the Cordwainer Shop: The Squire Boot

Course Overview

If the shoe fits…maybe it’s because you made it yourself! Learn to make the Squire boot with professional shoemaker/cordwainer Molly Grant. Students will choose from an array of colors to make their own leather boots, learning a variety of leatherworking skills along the way, including skiving, folding, glueing, lining, lasting and burnishing. The Squire boot is fully lined and hand sewn to leather soles, and finished with a hand-inscribed sock lining. Other skills covered in the course will include pattern making, proper leather lay out, use of an antique sewing machine, and basic hand sewing. The finished shoe will have all the details that make the Squire boot a joy to make and even more lovely to wear, a true Cordwainer classic.

NOTE: Due to materials preparation needs and sizing, registration for this class will be cut off 6 weeks before class starts.


Thu, May 21st, 2020  –  Sun, May 24th, 2020

Course Details

Length: 3.5 Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: Days 1-3: 9am-5pm; Day 4: 9am-1pm
Intergenerational age: NA
Registration Cost: $605.00 *
* Early-Bird rate in effect until Thu, Apr 9th, 2020
Includes materials fee of $275.00

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.

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North House is now requesting full payment at time of registration. Payment plans are available upon request — don't hesitate to contact us at 218-387-9762 if you need to arrange one.

* Early-Bird rate in effect until Thu, Apr 9th, 2020
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Cancellation Policy

If North House must cancel a course, students will receive a full refund of any payments made for that course.

Students who cancel their enrollment more than 21 days prior to the course will receive a refund less a $50 cancellation fee to cover administrative costs. In recognition of the time and energy instructors invest in preparing for courses, students who cancel their enrollment 21 days or less prior to the course are not eligible for a refund.

Certain classes have different cancellation policies. When this is the case, it will be noted in the Course Overview on this page. Please be sure that you are familiar with your class's cancellation policy, and contact us if you have any questions.