instructor: Stace Fulwiler
category: Sandals, leather working, crafts
price: $190 for Verge members, $215 for non-members
Handcrafting leather sandals is a traditional way of shoemaking that has been practiced for centuries all around the world. Come learn how to do this special craft yourself! Join instructor Stace Fulwiler at Verge for two evenings of sandal making. No experience is necessary, tools & supplies needed will be provided.
In this workshop you will learn to make your own custom pair of sandals made from sturdy leather soles & 0.5″ heels and supple leather straps and insoles. You will explore the sandal-making process, from cutting the straps to fitting them to your own feet.
You will choose from a handful of simple sandal designs that are easy for beginners to master. There are four different leather colors: black, espresso, caramel, natural and an assortment of smaller colorful bits of leather to use as embellishments or accents.
At the end of the second session we will sand down the edges, refining the fit and finishing your sandals. You will be able to walk away from the workshop in your custom handmade sandals!
Deadline to sign up is April 4th!
WHEN: Wednesday, April 10th 6pm-9pm and Thursday, April 11th
TIME: 6:00pm-9:00pm (both days, some of you may finish a little earlier)
WHERE: Verge Center for the Arts
What to bring: working hands and outfits! We will be cutting, kneeling, bending and standing during the sandal making process so wear something comfortable. Bring a water bottle and snacks to keep you going. It’s best if you wear sandals since we will be getting barefoot frequently. If you would like to try using the belt sander to finish your sandals, it’s a good idea to bring a dust mask (not necessary).
FEE: $190 for Verge members, $215 for non-members.
Includes everything you need to walk away with your very own pair of handmade sandals! All tools, leather, patterns, supplies, and materials will be provided.