Beginner Shoemaking Workshop (2 Day Intensive) - Birkenstock Style Sandal | APRIL

 Lonsdale Leather School of Shoemaking - By Nina Rozin

Beginner Shoemaking 2 Day Intensive Course - The Sandal

This is our 3 Day Intensive beginner course

10:00AM - 3:00PM: Saturday April 1
10:00AM - 3:00PM: Sunday April 2

 

The Birkenstock Sandal  is an awesome course and experience for individuals or groups who would like to make their own one of a kind footwear! This course will teach you from scratch how to make a pair of Sandals custom tailored to your taste. This will start from drawing on the sandal last, developing a pattern, cutting and working with leather, lasting the sandal, attaching the sole and and finishing techniques.

 

At the end of the course, you can continue to our intermediate level course as well as develop your own ideas and even work at home!

 

It is important to understand that the shoemaking profession is very complex and requires the knowledge of several different techniques:

  • Pattern Making- how to choose a shoe last, draw the model and create patterns for each section.
  • Clicking- how to work with leather (or other materials), cut the sections and prepare them for sewing (skiving and folding)
  • Sewing- how to operate different leather sewing machines and achieve clean seams.
  • Lasting- how to pull the sewn model back onto the last.
  • Finishing- how to clean and finalize the pair of shoes to look fabulous (insert sock lining and leather treatment).

 

What will we learn?

In each lesson we will progress with our own pair of sandals, going through the entire process from pattern to finished sandals. Through this project each student will gain knowledge and hands on experience in order to continue making sandals and exploring the craft of shoe making on their own or with one of our intermediate or advanced courses.

Course outline:

1. Pattern Making-Introduction to the world of shoe lasts, taping and marking the base points on the last, drawing the shoe model.

2. Pattern Making- Peeling the model, developing the patterns – mean form, working standard, upper patterns.

3. Pattern Making

4. Clicking- Understanding leather, placing and cutting the model patterns.

5. Clicking- Preparing the parts of the shoe for sewing – skiving, folding, gluing.

6. Closing- Sewing the model – Upper and Lining sewing, the right order and techniques.

9. Lasting- Hand lasting the upper, sanding and preparing for sole attachment.

10. Finishing- Attaching the sole, cleaning techniques.

Time to walk home with your new pair of hand made sandals!

 

Who is it suitable for?

For anyone who wants to learn how to make handmade sandals - no prior knowledge is required.

 

About Nina Rozin.

I am Nina Rozin, shoe designer, shoemaker and teacher for over 20 years.


A little about me:

  • I have a degree in design and technology for the footwear industry from the famous college: CORDWAINERS AT LONDON COLLEGE OF FASHION.

  • In 2002 I was accepted as a member of THE GUILD OF MASTER CRAFTSMEN in England

  • I worked as a last maker for the prestigious shoe company JOHN LOBB THE BOOTMAKER in London, where I even repaired shoes for Prince Charles.

  • For about two years I worked in a crazy studio in London where we created unconventional shoes for fashion shows for LONDON FASHION WEEK.

  • In 2003 I worked in stunning Venice, Italy, as an assistant shoe maker in a unique boutique offering custom shoes for art and fashion. My work took me to Florence, Bologna and Milan.

  • In 2005 I established my studio offering design, development and consulting for shoe companies, in Tel Aviv, Israel.

  • In 2007 I established “The Guild” school of footwear and accessory design. I held my position as a professional manager (developing study programs, teaching, community management, professional guidance and content) until 2018.

  • In 2016 I established a professional consultancy agency “FASHION SOLUTIONS” which provides solutions for companies in the fashion industry (small to medium). I also expanded to providing services to hi-tech companies whose products are aimed at the fashion market.

  • One of my greatest loves, all these years, is to create shoes and leather accessories with my own hands. There is no substitute for touching the material.

  • In 2018 I decided to open my own private workshops and teach everything I know. My shoemaking courses travel the world and I collaborate with various studios in teaching the craft. My courses are a combination of traditional work with a modern shoemaking approach.


INCLUDED WITH COURSE:

  1. Pattern Paper
  2. Leather, thread, buckle, mid soles, outsoles and all other materials for shoes
  3. Lonsdale Leather School of Shoemaking Tote Bag, pencil, pen, sharpener, eraser, notebook
  4. Lasts to BORROW (also available for purchase)

 

TOOLS REQUIRED FOR WORKSHOP.

  1. Shoemakers Measuring Tape
  2. Cutting Knife with 30 degree Blades
  3. Awl
  4. Lasting Pincers
  5. Folding Hammer
  6. Compass / Divider
  7. Cutting Mat
  8. Regular Hammer
  9. Tack Remover
  10. Bone Folder
  11. 15" Stainless Steel Ruler
  12. 1" White Masking Tape

 

INTRODUCTORY TOOL KIT INCLUDES:

  1. Shoemakers Measuring Tape
  2. Cutting Knife with 30 degree Blades
  3. Awl
  4. Lasting Pincers
  5. Folding Hammer
  6. Compass / Divider
  7. Cutting Mat
  8. Regular Hammer
  9. Tack Remover
  10. Bone Folder
  11. 15" Stainless Steel Ruler
  12. 1" White Masking Tape

 

DELUXE TOOL KIT INCLUDES:

  1. Shoemakers Measuring Tape
  2. Cutting Knife with 30 degree Blades
  3. Awl
  4. Lasting Pincers
  5. Folding Hammer
  6. Compass / Divider
  7. Cutting Mat
  8. Regular Hammer
  9. Tack Remover
  10. Bone Folder
  11. 15" Stainless Steel Ruler
  12. 1" White Masking Tape
  13. Safety Beveler
  14. Scissors
  15. Leather Cement
  16. Fitters Hammer
  17. Shoe Making Nails

 

DELUXE TOOL KIT + POST BED SEWING MACHINE INCLUDES:

  • The incredibly popular 830R Post Bed sewing Machine by Techsew.
  1. Shoemakers Measuring Tape
  2. Cutting Knife with 30 degree Blades
  3. Awl
  4. Lasting Pincers
  5. Folding Hammer
  6. Compass / Divider
  7. Cutting Mat
  8. Regular Hammer
  9. Tack Remover
  10. Bone Folder
  11. 15" Stainless Steel Ruler
  12. 1" White Masking Tape
  13. Safety Beveler
  14. Scissors
  15. Leather Cement
  16. Fitters Hammer
  17. Shoe Making Nails


Kits will be put together and available on the first day of class.

 

Reach out with any questions and our team will be happy to help!

 

Please note, rescheduling and cancellations must be made 14 days in advance. No exception.

Admin Fee:

There is a non-refundable $120 admin fee for all shoemaking workshops. This helps us cover the cost of charges accrued from cancellations. 



Thank you for your understanding and we so look forwarding to teaching you the art of footwear design and shoe making!

 

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