10/25 • LEATHER SANDAL MAKING • Intro to Shoemaking, October 25 (10 am - 5 pm) Friday

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Join Rachel of Rachel Sees Snail Shoes for a 1-day intensive make-your-own sandal class with 100% leather uppers and comfy rubber soles. Rachel will bring along lots of leathers and lots (and lots) of style choices. Slides, buckling shoes, stud closures, and tying sandals: the possibilities are endless so you may want to do some idea collecting before class! Sandal-making is a great entry-level lesson if you are shoe-curious. Not only will you design and make wearable sandals to take home with you, but you’ll leave knowing how to continue the craft with only a few tools needed. Note that this class is hard work- we'll be cutting, hammering, nailing, and using adhesives. Feel free to email Rachel at rachelpeanutbutter@gmail.com with any questions about the class.

 shoe design
• leather working

MATERIALS INCLUDED • all materials are included in the class fee
• high quality leather in a variety of colors to make one pair of sandals

TIME • 8 hours


AGE • 13+

TEACHER • Hi, I'm Rachel Corry and I make sandals and shoes in Portland, Oregon. I’ve been teaching sandalmaking classes for 9 years. I believe that learning to make sandals is a great first step if you're interested in making your own shoes. Rachel Sees Snail Shoes began in 2010. Meeting a clogmaker first sparked my interest in shoemaking but it wasn't until a fire in my apartment burned all my shoes (!) that I set out to learn to make my own, working to replace my favorite sandals, one pair at a time. I drew on the wisdom of various shoemakers, cobblers, and old books to help me along my way. I’ll be spending the next year writing a Sandalmaking book, but you can find me teaching classes on a monthly basis.

Classes and workshops can be refunded if the event is more than 5 days from the date of the refund request. Classes may be canceled within 2 days of the event if there are not enough registrations, in which case a full refund would be provided.