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Learn to Make "UnkonvenTional" Shoes


Instructor Sharon Raymond

Learning to make conventional shoes is a complex process, but there are so many ways to make serviceable, comfortable, unique, unKonvenTional shoes. In this workshop we'll make "nomocs", a word I coined to describe a shoe that is like a moccasin because the piece of leather the wearer stands  on molds up around the foot; but a "nomoc" only molds up around the foot 1/4". Stitching holes need to be punched around this edge of the sole, and also along the bottom edge of the upper part of the shoe, so the shoe can be stitched together using these holes.

A "flat" shoe will be made in this 2-day, 12-hour workshop that can be embellished with stitching, applique, paints, beads etc. The shoe will be made of premium vegetable-tanned Pergamena goatskin or leather remnants, and soles will be made of natural rubber, so we'll be making an ecological shoe, stitched together without needing shoe cements.


This class takes place over two days.
Saturday Oct. 29, 2pm to 6pm
Sunday Oct. 30, 10am to 6pm

Class: $150.00
Materials Fee: $30.00
Total Cost: $180.00

Pergamena leather, natural rubber soling, stitching awls, scissors, hole punches, thread, needles - include pdfs of two shoemaking books with directions and patterns for making a variety of sizes styles of footwear.


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