School

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Deborah’s School of Shoemaking

The next beginner handmade shoemaking classes begin in September 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 patterning, skiving, punching and broguing, sewing,  lasting, installing a shank, soling, heel stacking and pegging.

New students schedule a measuring session a few weeks before class begins to make sure lasts are available in your size.

Classes are held from noon to 4 pm and run for ten lessons. Additional class times available.

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

Private lessons available.

Sessions  2024 Pre-Requisites Cost
Sassy and Strappy, Sandals for Summer Tues – Thurs, July 9 – 11 held at Local Cloth in Asheville see Local Cloth website
Make Your Feet Happy, Sandal Class September 22 – 28 held at John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown see catalog
Level 2 Shoemaking and Boots Saturdays, July 13 – September 14 Previously completed course in shoemaking $1450
Shoemaking 101 Oxford or Derby Wednesdays, September 18 – November 20 Some sewing experience helpful but not required $1450
Shoemaking 101 Oxford or Derby Saturdays, September 21 – November 23 Some sewing experience helpful but not required $1450

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