Shoemaking: 10th-Century Scandinavian Turn Shoe
This style of shoe is suitable for everyday wear. Comfortable, durable, and easily cared-for, these shoes are constructed of 8-9 oz American bison uppers and heavy oil tanned latigo soles, coated with a ground truck tire dust-barge cement mixture. When the rubber coating wears down, you can simply paint more on. Instructor Jason Hovatter has been making shoes for years, and lives and teaches in Portland, Oregon.
DatesSat, Jan 28, 2017 - Tue, Jan 31, 2017 Nearly Full
$430.00 per student (Early-bird rate)
All required tools/materials are provided by your instructor and North House and will be available once the course begins.
Once registered, students will receive a confirmation packet in the mail that may offer additional optional tool recommendations and suggested reading.
As far back as he can remember, Jason has been wondering how things worked before our modern age of convenience and forgetfulness. As he traveled the country via foot and train hopping, he learned various leatherworking skills and apprenticed with a master shoemaker in southern Oregon. He now runs his own custom shoemaking business, traveling to medieval re-enactments across the Western US, and teaching both period and modern styles and leaving a growing army of cobblers and cordwainers in his wake. http://laughingcrowe.com/shoemaking-classes/
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