School

oxfords
Julyan’s oxfords nearing completion

Deborah’s School of Shoemaking

Handmade shoemaking classes begin January 14 in West Asheville, two miles from downtown. Course teaches each student how to make themselves a pair of custom leather shoes from scratch. Skills include pattern making, skiving, punching and broguing, dyes and dye waxes, sewing, carving an insole, lasting, installing a shank, soling, heel stacking and pegging.

Each class time lasts four hours and runs for ten lessons. Classes held Saturdays noon-4 pm. Additional class times available.

Reserve your spot now using the contact button to send me an email or by phone at (828) 450-4202.

Private lessons available.

Sessions  2023 Pre-Requisites Cost
Shoemaking 101, Oxford or Derby January 14 – March 18 Some sewing experience helpful but not required $1250
Mary Janes, Monk Straps and More March 25 – June 3 (except May 27) Previously completed course in shoemaking $1250
Bootmaking Long and Short June 10 – August 19 (except July 1) Previously completed course in shoemaking $1250
Sandal Class at Folk School August 27 – September 1 John C. Campbell Folk School See catalog
Sandal-making September 29 -October 1 Some sewing experience helpful $625

plus materials