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