shoemaking classes


WHAT?: shoe making classes

WHEN?: year round

HOW MUCH?: $350–$450

WHERE?: portland, oregon

one on one private classes (portland, or.)

sept 3-6th welted moccasin boot making class

sept 10-13th scandinavian turn shoe making class

sept 17-20th internal stitchdown chukka boot making class

oct 8-11th modern turn shoe making class

oct 15-18th internal stitchdown work boot making class

nov 3-6th scandinavian turn shoe making class @ north house folk school

nov 7-10th internal stitchdown work boot making class @ north house folk school

nov 12-15th modern turn shoe making class@ north house folk school

nov. 16-19th internal stitchdown chukka boot making class @north house folk school

all classes takes place at my home workshop in North Portland, most are 4 day/2 weekends and run from 9 am to 5ish pm each day. All materials and tools are provided and you walk away with a pair of custom made shoes that you built from start to finish. All upper leather used is American bison (the very best stuff!!)

NOTE: classes are limited to 5 students each and they fill up fast!

contact me with any questions
handcrafted [@] laughingcrowe [dot] com


5 comments to shoemaking classes

  • Colin Perry

    I have been looking all over the web that make and teach shoes like yours,can not find any in the uk.oregon is a little out my reach,I thought what the heck! get in touch,Do you have any written info or video of how to to make Turn shoes,or has written a book,Thinking of touring you classes in England?Great work.Colin

    • laughingcrowe

      colin, i am currently working on a book.. no release date yet but stay tuned!
      i’d love to come to the uk so if you have any ideas about how to make that happen let me know!
      thanks, j.

  • Carlos Semo

    I am sincerely impressed with your works. I believe n creating works of art with your hands. I bake cakes and I love woodworking. I am blown away by your expertise with leather. You are truly gifted. I would love a pair of your shoes.

  • Alice Smith

    Is the material (leather and trim) included in the shoemaking class fee?

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