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Learn hand lasting techniques

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hand cutting or 'clicking'

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machine stirching uppers or 'closing'

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making insoles

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MAKE a pair of shoes in 2 or 3 days

$560 to 880 pp - choose from one of the following Sandals & Pumps(2 day) Mary Jane & Derby(3 day)

Patterns provided. Choice from an assortment of leathers.

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KITSET COURSES

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(1 - 2 persons per session) no previous experience needed.

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

$1670 pp (1 - 2 persons per session) no previous experience needed, but an affinity to sewing, is useful.

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Most slip-on or lace up styles - derby, chukka boot, maryjane, pump or simple loafer are suitable for this course.

CRAFT DAY OUT

MAKE a pair of sandals in a day. Cost $280 pp for the day (9am till 5pm, refreshments provided) No previous experience needed.

Make a pair of fitted sandals. Patterns provided.

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to here ... all in a day

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organise a group day sandal workshop with a couple of friends

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Or a fun half-day leatherwork class

Make a Belt, Cuff or Pet-collar

Cost $90 pp (10am till 12.30pm, refreshments provided). No experience neccessary, age from 12 yrs onwards.

Up to 3 per session for the Sandal class

Up to 4 per session for the Belt class.

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Visit Waiheke Island and learn shoemaking

Just a 35 minute ferry ride from down-town Auckland makes for a great daytrip. The island is a beautiful place to visit with art studios and vineyards galore, not to mention the gorgeous beaches and bush walks! Increase you knowledge of this craft while you spend a few nights & absorb some local flavour.

There are heaps of places to stay, from camping & glamping to studio apartment or villa stays (find accomodation listings under various websites and Go Waiheke app for some good local information).

Every few months my studio transforms into a tiny schoolroom, hosting shoe design courses in a tranquil garden setting.

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Lasts, handmaking tools & all you need.

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Materials are provided, or you are welcome to bring along your own if you have something specific in mind.

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Different modules available, to suit different levels of skill and experience, including

'simple leatherwork' classes 3-4 hours

'kitset' type (patterns supplied) 2-3 day workshops

'pattern making included' 6 day- design courses

'one-on-one' extra tuition 3 hr sessions

Email NOW for summer bookings mid December, mid January and mid February. Spaces are limited & early reservations are advised!

ADVANCED MODULES

Design and hand make a pair of shoes or boots from scratch - hone in your previously gained skills to create your masterpiece !

Pre-requisite: Sufficient previous shoemaking experience is essential to take up this module.

Cost between $1950 and $2600 pp including materials (6 to 8 days)

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Already have some shoe making basics under your belt?

Create that masterpiece in the advanced course.

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ONE-ON-ONE TUITION sessions

Specific modules in pattern cutting , closing, skiving, last adjustinging, or any other shoemaking skill you wish to harness. Sessions can be booked @ a half day from $150 pp.

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Mailing List

sueshoeTo find out more about each module and when bookings may next be available, please send your details to: studio@sue-engels.co.nz  

Let me know which course you would like to enrol for and I will send you a detailed course outline with available dates.