Deborah’s School of Shoemaking
The next beginner handmade shoemaking classes begin in mid-January 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.
Two sections of the beginner course are offered this winter, choose between Saturdays or Wednesdays. Each class time is held from noon to 4 pm and runs 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||2023 – 2024||Pre-Requisites||Cost|
|Level 2 Shoemaking||Tuesdays, September 19 – November 21||Previously completed course in shoemaking||$1250|
|Shoemaking 101 Oxford or Derby||Saturdays, January 13 – March 16||Some sewing experience helpful but not required||$1250|
|Shoemaking 101 Oxford or Derby||or Wednesdays, January 17 – March 20||Some sewing experience helpful but not required||$1250|
|Bootmaking Long and Short||Saturdays, April 6 – June 15 (except May 25)||Previously completed course in shoemaking||$1250|
|Sandalmaking||Saturdays, July 13 – 27||Some sewing experience helpful but not required||$375|
|Sandal Class at Folk School||September 22 – 28||held at John C. Campbell Folk School||see catalog|