Does having a retreat in the Berkshires of W. Mass. at an exceptional craft and fine art school with a fabulous cafeteria (menu for everyone) appeal to you? Throw in a relaxed shoemaking workshop, and this might be the treat that you have wanted to give yourself for a long time.
I will be teaching “How to Make Funky Shoes that Fit” at Snow Farm in Williamsburg, Ma., June 18/19.
The shoes will be made using my “nomoc” process, that involves stitching the upper you make to a sole with stitching holes along its edge. This allows for relative “instant shoemaking gratification”. These shoes provide an opportunity to get creative with surface design using acrylic paint, threads, punches, dyes, beads and thin leather for making appliqués. We will use earth-friendly biodegradable or recycled materials and non-toxic cements.
Snow Farm is a beautiful place, come and immerse yourself in care, inspiration and the practical pursuit of simple shoemaking.