School

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Julyan’s oxfords nearing completion

Deborah’s School of Shoemaking

Handmade shoemaking classes forming now. School located in West Asheville, two miles from downtown. All students must be vaccinated against COVID-19. Courses designed to teach each student how to make themselves a pair of custom leather shoes from scratch. Each class time lasts four hours and runs for ten lessons. Some weeks there will be homework, for example – skiving your pattern pieces or sanding your soles. Classes held Saturday afternoons or by arrangement according to student availability.

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

Private lessons available.

Sessions  Title Pre-Requisites Cost
Shoemaking 101 Oxford or Derby May 14 – July 23 (except 7/4 weekend) Some sewing experience helpful but not required $1250
Sandal Class at Folk School July 31 – August 6 classes.folkschool.org/class_details.aspx?pk=25057
Sandals August 13 – September 10 Some sewing experience $625
Bootmaking Long and Short October 1 – December 10 (except 11/26) Previously completed course in shoemaking $1250
Mary Janes, Monk Straps and More January 7 – March 11, 2023 Previously completed course in shoemaking $1250

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