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 £325 and includes the cost of the shoes you make (£100 non refundable booking fee).

We also run bag making workshops on request, (minimum 2 people). Get in touch for more information.

There is a good selection of local accommodation available ( for all tastes, hostels like Blytheswood plus many B&B's in walking distance as well as our nearest The White Hart Hotel. 

We have a complete package available with The White Hart Hotel, conveniently located for our workshop. Please call us to book the package and for more information on prices please visit The White Hart Hotel website;


Have a look at our five star reviews on; Craft

NEW for 2018 - Mini Bag Making Workshops - £50 per person

On this 2 hour workshop participants will choose the  leather or vegan components of the bag  and make the leather thonging to hand sew the Mini Bag together learning how to fix the press stud and attach a brass buckle.

This  basic workshop is suitable for complete beginners and you will go home with your own mini bag which is large enough to fit your keys, wallet and phone. Whilst having experienced working with fine leathers and materials and having used hand tools to create a useful small bag.

At the same time enjoying the atmosphere of the Green Shoes workshop. There will even be time for a hot drink!

Feel free to bring your own applique or use ours! Get creative you could bring; ribbons, buttons, fake flowers, etc. Vegan options available.

Children need to be accompanied by an adult. This workshop tends to run on Saturdays but dates can be flexible.


             Join us on Saturday 24th March, 11am - 1pm for a leather craft workshop.

                                        Easter holiday workshop Friday 6th April 11am - 1pm.

  Learn how to make a simple purse, keyring or necklace. £15 per adult with one child free.

Suitable for adults and accompanied children aged 4+

Booking essential:

01647 440735