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In-person classCOVID-19 SecureMake Your Own Shoes
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Start your shoe making journey by learning one of the most important skills,hand lasting! Then get shoe making yourself!

Hoxton

£495 pp

6 hour workshop

Beginner

What happens in this class?

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:

  • Shaping your insole (the leather…
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Things to remember

As soon as you've booked your place on the course, please email us [email protected] 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…

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Latest Reviews
4(1 reviews)
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Keith Young - April 24th
I waI was presented with the course as a Christmas gift and looked forward to the challenge of lasting a pair of formal shoes. The day was full-on, introduction, practice, execution and then trial fitting. Finally, we completed the lasted upper for onward finesse by a competent shoemaker! Carre Ducker hosted my session brilliantly, I felt completely at home and my ( limited) talent respected. I had a great day and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone wanting a ‘different’ experience with a superb outcome - a pair of handmade shoes to your choice. Good value and good fun. Carre Ducker have been a delight to deal with and supportive in other ‘shoe’- related queries. Thanks, both.
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Age Requirement

18

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Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

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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…

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Carreducker Shoe & Leather School
Hoxton
50 Chocolate Studios
7 Shepherdess Place
N1 7LJ
London
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Keith Young - April 24th
I waI was presented with the course as a Christmas gift and looked forward to the challenge of lasting a pair of formal shoes. The day was full-on, introduction, practice, execution and then trial fitting. Finally, we completed the lasted upper for onward finesse by a competent shoemaker! Carre Ducker hosted my session brilliantly, I felt completely at home and my ( limited) talent respected. I had a great day and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone wanting a ‘different’ experience with a superb outcome - a pair of handmade shoes to your choice. Good value and good fun. Carre Ducker have been a delight to deal with and supportive in other ‘shoe’- related queries. Thanks, both.