Julyan’s oxfords nearing completion

Deborah’s School of Shoemaking

The next beginner handmade shoemaking classes begin March 25 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, dyes and dye waxes, sewing,  lasting, installing a shank, soling, heel stacking and pegging.

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

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

Private lessons available.

Sessions  2023 Pre-Requisites Cost
Shoemaking 101, Oxford or Derby Saturdays, March 25 – June 3 (except May 27) Some sewing experience helpful but not required $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