At the heart of everything I do is connection. Connection to myself through my making, to others through my writing and to nature by using natural materials. I have met so many lovely people and made so many wonderful connections along the way and feel really blessed by all the wonderful craft teachers I have had over the years. All of them have shared their passions and passed on so much more than craft skills. Wisdom, learnings and insight as well as lots of laughter and mindful making.
And now it's my turn to pass on some of my skills to others. For two days in April, I am running a barefoot shoe making workshop on a 5 acre permaculture farm just outside Geelong. I can't wait to meet my new students and share with them my love of handmade shoes. There's something so special about making it yourself, especially when it comes to shoes.
I love making moccasins. The pattern is elegant simplicity in itself and uses such a small amount of leather. The beauty of this style of shoe is that you need very few tools and don't need a shoe last. Every modern pair of shoes that you wear is made on a custom last. You sometimes see old fashioned wooden ones in op shops. I can't resist them and have a few in my collection.
I only hope that I can do as good a job as all those teachers who have inspired me over the years.
Come and join me and learn to make shoes!
SPECIAL EARLY BIRD OFFER: Get 10% off! Book and pay in full by the 14th March 2017 and only pay $265!
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL: Strictly limited places available!
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