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Private Shoe Making Workshop

HK$1,400

If you love shoes and have always wanted to design your own shoes, this experience is the perfect fit for you! This private shoe making workshop will teach you to hand make either a pair of soft leather ballet flats or leather slip-on shoes.

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If you love shoes and have always wanted to design your own shoes, this experience is the perfect fit for you! In this private shoe making workshop, you will learn to hand make either a pair of soft leather ballet flats or leather slip-on shoes

In this 6 hour experience, you will be introduced to traditional shoe making techniques that will give you a meticulous look at how shoes made solely by hand. After selecting your material and colours, your instructor will guide you step by step through the process of making your shoes, from cutting the patterns out of leather and creating the body of the shoe, to piecing the separate elements of the shoe together.

At the end of the course, you will know enough about the basic methods of handmade shoe making to create your own shoes at home – and of course, you will have a stunning pair of DIY shoes to add to your shoe collection!

 

Number of People
This Experience Voucher is valid for 1 person in a private session. Additional guests, up to a maximum of 10 people, can be arranged for an additional cost of $1100 per person.

Experience Location 
Lai Chi Kok

Availability and Duration
Bookings are temporarily suspended until July 2015. A 6 month extension will be offered to all vouchers gifted within that period.

This Experience lasts for 6 hours.

Bookings can be made on any day between 12:00 PM – 9:30 PM. There will be a lunch break from 2:00 – 3:00 PM. Bookings must be made at least 1 week in advance, and are subject to availability.

Language
English, Cantonese 

What to Wear
You are recommended to wear comfortable clothing. Aprons will be provided. 

Suitability
As this experience will require the use of craft knives, you should be at least 15 years of age, or be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

Extra Information
This experience includes:

  • All materials and tools to make a pair of ballet flats or slip-ons
  • A shoe bag to take home
  • Tea, coffee and biscuits. Feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks.

Participants will be required to sign a waiver upon confirmation of booking.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Can I use my own material to create the shoes?
A: If you wish to bring your own leather/material to use for your shoe, please let us know beforehand. They might not be suitable for class.

Q: I want a more in-depth introduction to how shoes are designed. Will this experience touch on this?
A: No, this workshop will only go over the initial design process briefly and focus more on the hands-on production of your shoes. If you wish, you can add on a Shoe Design and Pattern Making Class to the experience at an additional cost of $400 per person. The 2 hour class focuses on the crucial first step of shoe making – preparing the pattern for your shoes. You will learn how to transform your personal shoe design from a 2D drawing into a 3D design using a shoe last, and finally, into a flat pattern that you will use to create your shoes. Please let us know upon booking if you're interested in this option.

Rating 
Reviewer:
Jane Wong 2014-05-20

This experience is really intensive - but when you see your first complete shoe, the feeling is like no other! Kit and Jeff, the instructors were tireless in supporting me and making sure I didn't end up with a huge hole in my shoes. It was so rewarding, and I can't wait to try it out on my own.

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Private Shoe Making Workshop

Private Shoe Making Workshop

If you love shoes and have always wanted to design your own shoes, this experience is the perfect fit for you! This private shoe making workshop will teach you to hand make either a pair of soft leather ballet flats or leather slip-on shoes.

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