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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, students must register for this course 6 weeks in advance.

Required Tools:

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

Session Information

Registration Deadline

In order for the instructor to procure custom materials for all students, registration for this course closes on May 24, 2021


Mon, Jul 5th, 2021  –  Thu, Jul 8th, 2021

Course Details

Hours: Days 1-3; 9am - 5pm, Day 4; 9am - 1pm
Tuition: $400.00
Materials fee: $275.00