Make Your Own Shoes Workshop *SOLD OUT*
Come learn how to make your own shoes from raw materials in a bright, sunny, solar- powered home & farm! Each participant will learn to make a pair of beautiful leather "barefoot" or "minimalist" sneakers, from start (tracing our feet) to finish (wearing them home). Choose your color (or color combination), personalize your shoes, meet new people and unplug in a creative and relaxed environment.
This method of making what the instructor, Sarah, calls Farm Shoes uses all hand tools-- and anyone can do it with a little strength (for punching holes) and patience (sewing).
This class is limited to a small number of people due to the size of the shoe-making space. There will be two dedicated instructors there throughout the day to guide the participants through the process and give personalized help with points of confusion or difficulty.
Participants will leave with a custom pair of their own handmade leather low-top sneakers, suggestions for sourcing tools and materials, and the skills to make their next pair of shoes. (And maybe some new friends!)
Lunch will be potluck-style at the farm. There is plenty of kitchen space to re-heat your dish. Please bring something nourishing to share.
Everyone is welcome! Shoes can be made for any size of foot, but participants under the age of 13 must register with a parent. The course is capped at 13 participants, so register soon!
Farm Shoes / Birch Moon Herbals (View)
8 Wendell Rd
Shutesbury, MA 01072