My name is Sarah Juniper, I've been making shoes for over thirty years and
was the first to make re-enactment shoes in this country.
I am a shoemaker and hand make - and repair - contemporary shoes as well as historical shoes. For the historical shoes my areas of specialization are 1st - 4th Century Roman, very late Tudor
(1580) through 17th C. including the English Civil War, 18th C. up to the early 19th C. - Empire and Napoleonic. These are periods of history where shoes were constructed with ‘heavier’ soles and the uppers took on a more shaped and tailored aspect.
The photos on this and other pages of my website show examples of my work. However, if you want something not shown please feel free to send drawings etc of footwear required. I can work from paintings or prints too.
I cater from the heaviest work shoe to the elaborate silk slipper and some of my work is still in use after twenty-five years. There is a slideshow of me repairing some shoes here. All my shoes are totally handsewn, not machine made with just the uppers closed by hand - there is a short slideshow of me making shoes here.
As well as making and repairing shoes I give shoemaking courses on a one-on-one basis.
I also have an orchard of traditional apple varieties. I offer a grafting service for apple trees and can arrange apple tastings and displays.
I work from home so I am almost always available (from 9.00 - 21.00 G.M.T please).
Dursley, Gloucestershire GL11 4AH, United Kingdom
Tel +44 (0)1453 545675