This is a great way to start learning how to make shoes. On this one-day shoe making course for beginners you will learn one of the most important elements of shoe making, hand lasting.
Hand lasting is the stage of pulling the leather shoe upper over the last (the forms that the shoes are made on) and securing it in place with nails. It is one of the most important, because a hand lasted shoe has a beautiful shape, exactly following the contours of the last.
During the day, we will guide you through:
As soon as you've booked your place on the course, please email us email@example.com so that we can send you the shoe style form to complete and return to us.
You will need to choose your UK shoe size and the style, leather colour and details of…
Carreducker are master handsewn shoemakers based in historic Clerkenwell, London who learned their craft the traditional way, as shoe making apprentices. Today, they make bespoke shoes for private customers and deliver the bespoke shoe service at Gieves & Hawkes on Savile Row and at James Purdey & Son in Mayfair, London.
Passionate for the heritage, handsewn craft and keen to share their skills, Carreducker have been teaching shoe making since 2006. James Ducker originally taught shoe making at Cordwainers College and Deborah Carre was a visiting lecturer in shoe and accessory design at the London College of Fashion, so teaching has always…