Have you ever wanted to make your own shoes? Attend a workshop at the Cordwainer Shop and spend a long weekend learning the craft! Small class sizes and individual attention every step of the way ensure that each student leaves with a beautiful pair of custom handcrafted shoes. Contact Molly for the workshop schedule and more information. Class fees start at $1800 and include all materials, instruction, meals and lodging at the Wild Orchard Guest Farm on the property. Workshop prices may vary depending on the style of shoe chosen and length of stay.

Current Workshop Schedule:

  • Please see the new Schedule page for our 2017 workshop schedule!

Working with Molly to stitch uppers together by hand.

Uppers and soles, sewn together (by you!).

A student showing off a beautiful pair of Victorian boots.

Step 1:

Trace feet and select shoe style and leather.

Step 2:

Hand cut uppers and soles from pattern pieces.

Step 3:

Punch, stitch and assemble uppers.

Step 4:

Stitch uppers and soles together.

Step 5:

Last, cure, burnish and lace!

Ready to get started? Contact Molly for additional information!