Make Your Own Handcrafted Leather Sandals

Tutor: Ruth Pullan

Lunch: Price includes a hearty lunch.


Typically for a max of 8 people.

Full Day

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Leather worker Ruth Pullan specialises in creating hand stitched bags and accessories using high quality British materials but also has a passion for making her own clothes and in recent years making her Summer footwear using the skills she has gained working with leather. Join Ruth and learn the techniques involved in creating your own sandals in time for the Summer holiday season. This is an intermediate level workshop and you will need to have attended the introduction to leatherwork course here at Artison or have experience of working with leather, particularly edge finishing and stitching using two needles.

What to expect

Time at ArtisOn is designed to take you away from it all and provide the environment, the time and the guidance you need to create. You can expect a warm welcome, skilled and friendly tutors plus the chance to meet like-minded people keen to share ideas and experiences. You can even leave us to clear up the mess! There will usually be two workshops going on and we encourage everyone to mingle and be nosey about what the other workshop is up to.

Arrive in time to meet other participants over a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits before beginning your session at the appointed time. There will be a mid-morning break for refreshments and a chance to talk over progress with others. Lunch is usually around 12:45 for about 45 mins – you can expect a homemade 2 course lunch. The main course will be delicious but don’t overdo it as the puds are usually worth waiting for! There will be a further afternoon break with the most wonderful cakes from Roots & Fruits Home Bakery, a North Yorkshire micro-bakery producing handmade bread and cakes. All food and refreshments are included in the price of the workshop.

Finish time is given as a target – there are occasions when the session may overrun so do let us know if you need to be away promptly.

We aim for your day to be a real treat… of course you could always learn a new skill in a shed or a draughty village hall with a curly sandwich, but we want you to have more fun than that! So we make it a day being looked after, with good food, good company and great inspiration!

What you’ll need to bring with you

If you can draw around your feet and send us a copy prior to the workshop. If this is not possible please let us know your shoe size so that Ruth can cut the soles to size before the workshop.

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