Date(s) - 02/09/2017 - 07/10/2017
St Hilda's East Community Centre
Design and make your own bespoke espadrilles from reclaimed leather in our social enterprise studio!
In this three-hour workshop, you’ll design and craft your own handmade pair of leather espadrilles.
- Choose from our stock of leather reclaimed from local factory offcuts
- Choose your style and cut out your pattern
- Learn to shape and pin the shoe to the sole
- Handstitch the leather to the sole with waxed linen thread
Our experienced makers offer expert instruction and support, and everyone walks out in their own pair of shoes – all materials provided and no experience necessary! We use premium jute soles sourced from southern Spain, which is thicker, more robust, and comfier than any other espadrille sole we’ve seen, so you’ll be sure to love wearing your shoes.
We hold our workshop at St Hilda’s East Community Centre, near Shoreditch High Street station. Each class includes drinks, snacks, and lunch. Juta Shoes is a social enterprise making handcrafted sustainable leather espadrilles in London, supporting local women into work.