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BASIC TUTORIALS & WORKSHOPS – SANDALS
In our beginner workshop you will make a pair of our Mexico sandals, for yourself or for someone else (please see Note 1 below). You can choose to make the model with one, two or three straps. If you prefer another sandal model, please talk to us first. Not all models are suitable for beginners, and an additional charge may apply (please see Note 2 below).
You will work under close guidance, get all the explanations, use exactly the techniques, the tools, the leather that we use ourselves. It all starts with the footprint and the individual shape of your feet. Did you know that left and right feet are different in almost all people? After taking the footprint, you will build the sole and footbed, learning how to work with leather. Trimming, roughening, removing the grain for the midsole – what’s that good for in the first place? – positioning the pad in exactly the right place, pre-stitching and sewing, and, when done, it’s pulling in and braiding the straps and fitting them to the foot, all without buckles and clasps.
The length of the course is usually sufficient to make a pair of sandals. Depending on the individual skill of the participants, the sandals may or may not be finished before the full number of hours is up. Participants with a skilled hand will maybe not need the full number of hours on some days and can then leave the class earlier. However, there are also procedures that cannot be influenced and take their time, e.g. gluing. Even if you may not need the full number of hours, the paid fee for the respective workshop always applies without deductions.
We will complete unfinished sandals for you at the end of the workshop at no further costs, with the exception of postage costs if you are unable to collect the finished sandals yourself and would like us to ship them to you.
We reserve the right to cancel beginner courses if the necessary number of participants is not reached.
When: Throughout the year, on indicated dates
Where: Sandalenwerkstatt Freiburg, Talstrasse 9a, 79102 Freiburg, Germany
Participants: 3 to 4
Length: 4 dates, each 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (with breaks), or 5 dates on Saturdays, each 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Tools & materials: will be provided
You will: make a pair of sandals, from taking the footprints to finished sandals
Skill level: no prior skills in leather work required
Cost: 330/360 € incl. VAT
If you want to make sandals for someone else, you need to take their footprints beforehand. Please indicate this when booking so we can send you a footprint kit. We will invoice the postage costs of (8 euros inside Germany, higher rates may apply for shipping to other countries)
When booking, please specify what shoe size you want the sandals to be, and also, if you want to make a different sandal model than Mexico. In that case, please contact us by phone or e-mail to discuss whether the level of difficulty is suitable for you and whether an additional charge is necessary, e.g. for different, more costly material. You will then send you a booking confirmation with the corresponding price.
Of course, your health is also a concern for us. We therefore observe all current COVID regulations in our tutorials & workshops, e.g. mask and distance requirements or required proof of vaccinations, tests or recovery from infections.
If a workshop has to be cancelled due to these regulations, we will inform you as soon as we know ourselves. Already paid charges for cancelled workshops will be refunded.
You can get information about the regulations currently applicable to the Sandal Workshop Freiburg in the Internet Corona Portal of the City of Freiburg.
Individual dates on Saturdays (3.00 to 6.00 p.m.)
04,11,18,25.Sep and 02.Oct.21
23,30.Oct and 06,13,20.Nov.21
Block of 4 days (10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.)