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Historical Shoemaking Courses

Welted and Turnshoe Basic Course with one to one tuition.
Please write or telephone for dates and details - or download the booking form.
Please note that these courses are primarily for re-enactors and self-sufficiency students. I do not offer modern classical shoemaking.

Kit Lee ya Jing makes the finishing touches to her shoes.
Kit Lee ya Jing makes the finishing touches to her shoes.
Download a Booking Form
Download a Booking Form
Oliver le Gresley posing with his own work.
Oliver le Gresley posing with his own work.
Historical shoemaking 16th - 18th Century for Re-enactors.
Basic welted shoemaking five day course.
One to one tuition.
This course will guide the beginner through basic stitching, closing, lasting, inseaming, sewing soles and pegging heels. Cost £1020.00 which includes all materials and use of my tools and lasts.
Example 17thC shoes
Example 17thC shoes
Cacey Barnet sewing an inseam
Cacey Barnet sewing an inseam
Historical Shoemaking Course. Rose Charles with her completed Roman ankle boots
Historical Shoemaking Course
Rose Choules with her completed Roman ankle boots.
Blucher boot
Blücher boot
Self Sufficiency Shoemaking for the student of Permaculture.
Make a pair of basic welted Blücher Boots or Derby Shoes.
A five day course.
This course will guide the beginner through basic stitching, closing, lasting, inseaming, sewing soles and pegging heels. Cost £1020.00 which includes all materials and use of my tools and lasts.
Jeff Wan Chung Sing sewing his soles.
Jeff Wan Chung Sing sewing his soles.
Simon Williamson sewing an inseam observed by the sadly missed Arthur (the cat).
Simon Williamson sewing an inseam observed by the sadly missed Arthur (the cat).
Historical Turnshoe Course.
Basic Mediaeval Turnshoes - three day course.
One to one tuition.
This course will guide the beginner through basic stitching, closing, lasting, inseaming and turning inside out the completed shoes. Cost £720.00 which includes all materials and use of my tools and lasts.
Example Turnshoes
Example Turnshoes

A shoemaker's workshop

Please phone or write for more details. When writing do remember your name, address and telephone number and let me know which dates you are interested in.

Note that these courses are primarily for reenactors. I do not offer modern classical shoemaking courses

109 Woodmancote
Dursley, Gloucestershire GL11 4AH, United Kingdom
Tel +44 (0)1453 545675