Boot and Shoemaking Workshops


We have been running these short shoemaking courses for a number of years and they have proved to be popular for aspiring shoemakers or anyone who is interested in how to make a pair of our style of stitch down Green Shoes. We give you all the support, tuition and materials you need to make a stylish, durable pair of boots or shoes from our range. Making them in our workshop surrounded by all the materials and equipment of shoemaking, making the experience unique as you are working in our work place! You are able to make the shoes yourself using most of our tools and sewing machines, once the shoes are lasted we do the final finishing and post them on to you after a few days.

On the 2 day bootmaking workshop you can make; Dartmoor Boot, Walking Boot, Iris Boot, Poppy Boot, Lily Boot, Inari Boot, Willow Boot and Pull-on Boots. You can choose from most of our soling materials and any of our leathers or our vegan materials.

On the 1 day shoemaking workshop you can make;  Any open sandal, Laurel Shoe, Heather Shoe, Willow Shoe, Vintage Bar Sandal, Field Boot, Vintage T-bar, Modbury Shoe, Vintage Buckle Boot, Staverton Mule, Prawle Mule, Salcombe or Branscombe Sandals or simple sandals from our pattern archive.

You can choose from most of our soling materials and any of our leathers or our vegan materials.

Our workshops are great fun and suitable for complete beginners and it is truly satisfying to make and wear beautiful shoes. Best of all is to be able to say "I made these myself!".

The day workshops run from 9.30am - 5.00pm. Tea, coffee and cakes are provided but not lunch. There are cafes and shops nearby.

Gift vouchers are available and make a great present. We can also take group bookngs for up to 5 people - date by arrangement.

Please get in touch for more info;
We are happy to negotiate start- finish times with the group.

The Boot making workshop costs £650 and includes the cost of the boots you make { £200 non refundable booking fee}.

The shoemaking workshops costs £300 and includes the cost of the shoes you make (£100 non refundable booking fee).

From July 2017 shoemaking workshop will cost £325.

There is a good selection of local accommodation available ( and we have a complete package available with The White Hart Hotel, convenviently located for our workshop. Please call us to book the package and for more information on prices please visit The White Hart Hotel website;


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*NEW* Moccasin Shoemaking Workshop


Alison Hastie of Green Shoes has collaborated again with shoemaker Rose Choules to bring you this unique workshop. Join us and learn how to make your own moccasin lace-up or pump  both designs are made with a tyre sole. The principles of the moccasin construction are fascinating and if you are interested in shoemaking then this is a worthwhile area of the craft to learn about.

On this one day workshop participants will learn how to cut patterns in leather, hand stitch uppers and understand how to finish the sole, which can be made from our soling materials.Moccasins will be finished by Green Shoes and then posted to you or be ready collect the following week. There is only one of these unique workshops running in 2017, see details opposite.