05/05: Sandal Making Workshop
Join Stace Fulwiler at Otherwild for an evening sandal making! In this workshop you will learn to make your own custom pair of handmade leather sandals. No experience is necessary, Stace will bring all the tools & supplies you'll need. View photos of past workshops & student-made sandals HERE and read student testimonials HERE
We will reference a handful of simple sandal designs as a jumping off point for making your pair of dream sandals. You can choose to keep it simple and make the design as-is, or modify & customize your design to your heart’s content! If you are set on creating a specific design, we can usually make it happen.
Stace will bring the basic leather colors: black, espresso, caramel, and natural vegetable tanned leather, as well as an assortment of colorful leather & suede.
Over the course of making your sandals, you will also learn the basics of leather crafting and you will become familiar with the essential tools and supplies of shoemaking.
At the end of the workshop, Stace will take your sandals back to her studio to sand them down on a belt sander, refining the fit and finishing the edges. Your finished sandals will be brought back to Otherwild the following day for you to pick up at your convenience!
When: Sunday 05/05 from 7pm-10pm (some of you may finish a little earlier or a little later) Snacks will be provided and we will enjoy a little sparkling wine later in the evening to celebrate making your first pair of sandals
Where: Otherwild, 1768 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
What to bring: working hands and outfits! We will be cutting, kneeling, bending and standing during the sandal making process so wear something comfortable. It’s best to wear sandals as we will be getting in and out of shoes during the fitting process.
Workshop includes everything you need to create your very own pair of handmade sandals. All tools, leather, patterns, supplies, and materials will be provided.
What you will make: handmade sandals fit to your own feet; made with a round-toe leather sole, 3/8" stacked leather heels and leather uppers. You’ll also take home an outline of the sandal making process that includes ‘care and feeding’ of your new sandals and a list of local leather and shoe supply resources, if you wish to continue sandalmaking after the workshop.
Deadline to signup is May 4
If you are BIPOC and cannot afford this workshop, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a discounted ticket rate. Discounted rate tickets are limited.