Stace is a wonderful instructor and I will take her class again. I love to learn new skills and create. And I really love shoes, and not every woman can say.....oh these sandals....I made them myself.
I made sandals yesterday! Thanks for hosting such a wonderful workshop. If you’re in the Bay Area and have been curious to give sandal making a try, Stace is a fantastic instructor. Everyone’s sandals turned out truly great, and we were all done in about 4 hours. The method Stace teaches is easy to repeat at home (with the addition of a few tools) and she gave us tons of great ideas for styles to try….
Thanks Stace for being my sandal guru and for the beyond fun afternoon spent designing and creating
Making a pair of shoes was definitely a new experience for me and I wasn't quite sure what to expect. The class flowed well, instructions were clear and Stacey was always available to assist when needed. I am so happy that I signed up for this workshop. I absolutely love my new pair of sandals! I highly recommend to anyone looking for a great experience, fun workshop and a new and amazing pair of sandals to sign up for this workshop!
I really enjoyed the flow, it was the perfect amount of movement, momentum, and I LOVED that we did not need to sit down at all, we were making and moving and needed zero prep work, just show up, listen, watch, make and walk home in a rad new pair of ALL LEATHER sandals . The knowledge, the hands-on experience and the vibe were more than worth it. I also appreciated how free we could be with our ideas, and that Stace was so encouraging of going with our inspiration. I'd definitely love to take another class.... (My four year old wants to make a pair of course!) Even strangers were complimenting me on my shoes! I loved being able to say: thanks! I made them! I literally walked home in my new sandals, and have had so many complements on them (of course I wore them all day today, the very next day, and even walked to dinner after class in them, they are super comfortable....of course we got to custom shape the soles, the leather, and even sculpt the outline of the sole on the belt sander) Most of all, I loved that we went from start to finish with zero experience necessary. I hate having a class project started but not finished, left on my own, I'll never complete it... So thanks so much! You made it super easy to ask any question at any time, and the class size was perfect, not too big to get one on one attention and help.
Thank you so much for the sandal making lesson. Taking your class was the best way that I have spent a Saturday since I can’t remember when. And I LOVE my sandals. 30 minutes in—they have softened perfectly and are more comfortable than any pair of sandals or shoes in my whole closet. Hooray!!
Thank you for a Super fun class! I had sooo much fun and still talking about a terrific time I had in the sandal making class; also Thanks to Stephen, at Make Smith for making it possible and for both of you being such nice hosts to spend the day with!! Today, I woke up excited about all the possibilities about sandals, leather making, and so many skills to build upon. I look forward to keep learning and taking future classes. Thank for providing the opportunity to learn about the craft- it's more fun than college courses!
Had a great time and felt like i came home with something that actually looks like a sandal!! You’re a terrific teacher, very instructive but made it fun as well.
Thank you! This was such a fun and informative class! Stace is such a knowledgeable and patient teacher.
I had so much fun in your class. I want everyone to experience it! I'm going to recommend it to my friends.
I’m so glad I signed up for Stace’s workshop! I forgot how great it feels to actually finish a project in one day, and I can’t believe I was able to make my own shoes, something I’ve been wanting to do forever. Thank you Stace I had so much fun and I really appreciate your patience and problem-solving skills!
Thank you for such a great class. I’m so proud of my sandals. They fit beautifully and I can hardly believe I made them!
I highly recommend sandal making with Stace, my sandals turned out just the way I wanted and they are already so comfortable. I hope to take this workshop again when Stace comes back to the Bay Area.