Join other readers of The Simple Things for a special one-day shoemaking workshop with Green Shoes at its studio in Devon
The classic desert boot is ideal for beginners to tackle. Choose from a wide selection of leathers or vegan material and learn how to cut, stitch, shape and attach to the traditional crepe rubber sole. You’ll take home a pair of boots that are made-to-measure in the colour of your choice.
Green Shoes has been handmaking shoes since 1981 and uses the same low-tech methods as the original makers of this classic field boot. All their footwear can be resoled, ensuring they last for years.
The day starts with coffee and instruction. An experienced shoe-maker is on hand to help at all stages. The morning is about cutting and stitching. After lunch at a local cafe, you’ll learn how to shape them on a traditional last and they’ll be ready to wear home at the end of the day.
The course takes place on Saturday 21 March at the Green Shoes workshop in Moretonhampstead, Devon and costs £280 to include all materials, instruction, lunch and a pair of boots to take home.
How to book
There are just five places available for readers on the course. Travel to and from Green Shoes workshop is not included. To book, call 01647 440735 or email firstname.lastname@example.org