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Shoe making courses

on Waiheke Island

Every so often, my workbench is cleared in this tiny garden studio to put on my teaching hat.

3 hour CRAFT to 6 day DESIGN & MAKE COURSES

individual tuition - designed to suit your skillset

basic leather-craft courses 1 to 2 days

shoe design & make modules 3 to 6 days

simply email your course choice from below outlines

Tell me you size if you want to do a sneaker or sandal course

if a booking is available - confirmation payment can be done online - easy!!

hand lasting in a shoe design module

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hand cutting - leather craft course

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Create that masterpiece with one-on-one tuition over 6 or more days

Already have some shoe making basics under your belt?

Spend quality time with specialised guidance in a fully equipped, bespoke shoemaking studio.

Fees from $1670 for 6 days

- cover all the steps for your advanced level projects

- follow on options available to book extra STUDIO TIME using studio equipment at your own speed.

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SPECIFIC MODULES

Book private tuition sessions

pattern cutting , closing, skiving,

last adjustinging, handsewn welting,

or any other shoemaking skill you wish to harness.

Sessions can be booked @ 3hrs from $180 pp

simply email to check for availabity.

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STUDIO TIME for returning students who would like to access the workshop for some extra making time, you are very welcome to enquire, weekend rates from $20 pr hour

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ONE DAY CRAFT

learn some basic leathercraft skills and make a pair of sandals

what you will learn:

cut, punch, skive, bevel, dye,

glue, buckles, rivets

fees $340 pp inclusive of all materials

2 afternoon sessions

BOOK A SPACE

Send me contact details and I will email booking form

with style choices and foot outline guide

Bookings taken minimum 2 weeks in advance- so I can prepare your individual patterns!

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one example from 9 simple styles

BELTS

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BELT MAKING class 3hrs

what you will learn:

cut, punch, skive, bevel,

dye, buckles

fees $160 pp inclusive of all materials

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REPAIR and RENEW 2 hr tuition sessions

anyone with an interest in learning BASIC LEATHERCRAFT

What you can learn: cut, dye, punch, glue, hand-stitch,

choosing leathers, tools & components

2 hour sessions @ $95 max 2 sessions per day,

advance bookings essential

continue at home in your workshop, using your new skillset to repair and maintain your accessory wardrobe

If you have a particular repair project in mind, perhaps even a simple wallet to fix, a few bag handles to renew?

you are welcome to consult with me to book a short session for one on one tuition

BOOK A SPACE

Leathercraft Supplies

Available direct from The Shoemaker's Shed.

LEATHER PIECES per square foot

SHOE COMPONENTS and materials,

There is also a large box of upcycle-able leathers and offcuts (koha)

and SHOE LASTS $40 online purchases available from my stocks of used lasts, availablity to be confirmed

send me size and shape to check if I have in stock

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Spend a little time on the island honing your creative skills as you learn more about the art of leather craft and shoe making.

A bit of R & R in between classes is highly recommended - great outdoors with wide choice of places to stay - camping & glamping to studio apartment or villa stays .

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Lasts, handmaking tools & all you need to learn about hand making shoes.

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Materials are provided

DESIGN AND CREATE a pair of shoes from scratch in 3 to 6 days

$995 to $1670 pp

no previous experience needed but an affinity to crafting and sewing, is essential

This is the most extensive course I offer which includies instruction in all aspects involved in creating a shoe from scratch, by hand

Pumps and slippers - make from KITSET patterns 3 days

OR 6 day course for classic styles including - derby, chukka boot, maryjane or simple loafer

with option of EITHER pattern cutting OR heel building modules included

what you will learn:

clicking, closing, hand-lasting - 3 day

ADDITIONAL upper design and bottom stock - making soles and heels - 6 day

Please enquire with your choice of style of shoes / length of course and preferred dates

I will send you a booking form and sizing guideline with calendar of available times

to book you pay a deposit online...easy as that!

Beginners to advanced - designed to suit your skill level

You are welcome to visit or SKYPE to discuss your requirments first

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CRAFT CLASSES

Lil Sneakerkit a 3 hour class

what you will learn :

cut, punch and sew

no glue or machines

@ $160 pp all materials included

only one size # 20 (about 12 months)

make a tiny pair of sneakers in an afternoon

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create a pair of sneakers

for a little person close to your heart

Email your details with lil sneakerkit in subject line to BOOK a SPACE

ONE DAY CRAFT

adult leather sneakers

a fun filled craft experience where you get to make your own shoe

8 hrs over 2 afternoons making time for some R&R on the island in between

Make a pair of simple LEATHER SNEAKERS hand stitched with patterns supplied.

what you will learn:

cut, punch, hand sew (easy awl or needles)

no glue or machine

Fees $340 pp inclusive of all materials

Email your details with adult sneakerkit in subject line and the size to check availability to

BOOK A SPACE

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Early bookings essential - soles are pre-ordered accordingly (sizes 35-45 subject to availbility).

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Mailing List

sueshoeTo get a newsletter every so often please send your name and email address to: studio@sue-engels.co.nz   and I will add you to my mailing list. If you would like to arrange a course tailored to suit , let me know what you would like to make, when you would like to attend (month) and the size you hope to use so I can offer an individual course outline to suit.

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