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Rubber Soles at Handcraft Studio School, El Cerrito, CA / July 21, 2018

Rubber Soles at Handcraft Studio School, El Cerrito, CA / July 21, 2018



Learn to make yourself a pair of durable, comfortable, custom-to-your-feet leather sandals with non-slip rubber soles. This type of sandal is most easily replicated at home with very few essential tools and supplies.  No experience is necessary, I will be there to help you through the entire process.  We will use patterns for designs that are simple for beginners to master. You can choose to deviate from the designs in strap width, shape, placement, and color as much as you like!  View photos of past workshops and student-made sandals here. In this workshop, we will be using foam/rubber soles that you will cut to your own shape and size and leather uppers. I’ll also bring a selection of patterned straps if you’d like to make your own adjustable sandals.

In the process of making your sandals you will also learn basic leather-working techniques and you will become familiar with shoemaking tools. You’ll be able to walk home in your custom-designed sandals, along with a list of shoemaking resources in California.  Join us for a day of working with your hands to make something beautiful and utilitarian; sandals you can wear for years to come!


Tuition: $215, includes all materials and light snacks & drinks.

When: Saturday, July 21, 2018

Where: Handcraft Studio School, 10368 San Pablo Ave, El Cerrito, CA 94530

Time: 10am - 4pm, we will take about 30 min for lunch (excellent options for takeout are within walking distance)

What to Bring: Working hands and outfits! We will be kneeling, crouching, hammering and making all day.  It's best if you wear sandals since we will be getting barefoot frequently. We will work outside while using the glue, so bring a sunhat/sunscreen if you would like some extra protection. If you would like to use the belt sander at the end of class (not necessary, Stace can finish your sandals for you), it's a good idea to bring a dust mask.

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