Leather Craft



Shoemaking with the Cordwainer Shop

Molly Grant

Learn shoemaking with original Cordwainer Shop 1920s antique tin patterns. Students will walk away from this class in their new handmade leather shoes knowing how to place patterns, construct uppers and soles and put shoes together using a unique method of hand-lacing. Custom leather soles are made for each student to his or her exact foot measurements. Students will choose up to 3 colors of leather for the Candace style oxford, designed in the 1920s by Edward Mathews, Cordwainer Shop founder. Finishing tasks include lasting, burnishing, buffing, insole making and other details that make a signature Cordwainer shoe.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $425
         Non-members: $475
  • Materials: $250
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $675 (members)         $725 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 5 Days

Students are required to bring sharp scissors and a notebook.

Sessions:

1268-0514    Add registration to shopping cart

      Mon May 14, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Tue May 15, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Wed May 16, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Thu May 17, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Fri May 18, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Leather Bag Design and Sewing

Molly Grant

Molly began sewing when she was 12 years old and it wasn't long before she was working and experimenting with leather, creating handbags, travel bags, tote bags and zippered pouches. In this class the student will learn the basics of pattern making along with creative ways to make knots and straps. Cell phone purses, iPad and computer covers are a few of the designs offered. Learning the beginning steps of sewing with leather on a portable industrial sewing machine, students will make three bags: a small zippered bag, a Molly bag and a one-of-a-kind bag of their own design.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $340
         Non-members: $390
  • Materials: $200
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $540 (members)         $590 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 4 Days

Some sewing machine experience is helpful but not necessary; students may bring sharp scissors and a sketch book if they wish.

Sessions:

1269-0521    Add registration to shopping cart

      Mon May 21, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Tue May 22, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Wed May 23, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Thu May 24, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm