This was the second course that i attended with the lovely Eli at Love and Salvage .. so I knew I was going to have lots of fun lots of cups of tea and and end up with a product that I was extremely proud of. I made a pair of sneakers in a beautiful burgundy leather , which I wear very regularly.
Eli as usual was informative and super friendly . i would highly highly recommend attending a class at Love and salvage, its quite addictive. xx
Eli was fabulous and welcoming and fun and inspiring. The workshop is her lovely studio in her house its light and airy and it makes one feel very creative.
I did the bucket bag course and it was so much fun, i learnt how to thin leather to work with leather to work out the dimensions of my bag , and it turned out beautifully.
My partner and I did an online, two-day sneaker workshop with Eli, and we learned everything we needed to make a pair of sneakers from scratch. I still can't believe we did it! Eli is super lovely and inspiring, and she took us step-by-step through the process of envisioning sneakers, choosing colors, cutting out patterns and following them, sewing and painting the details of the shoes, punching holes for eyelets, and lastly, sewing the leather upper into the rubber sole. Eli provided everything we needed to create the sneakers and was a wonderful teacher from start to finish. I was so happy with the final product, and I felt like I made a new friend in the process. This is truly a special experience. This workshop is phenomenal!
I recently did the sneaker making workshop with Eli and it was so great. There were loads of different leathers and paints to choose from so the design options were endless. Eli was a great teacher, especially when I struggled to get the hang of the sewing machine, and was the perfect balance of leaving me to get on with it and helping whenever asked.
Really love my shoes and am sure they will get lots of compliments when I wear them.