Natalya Brashovetska: Felted Sandals 18-20 May

$420.00

Bookings need to be made ASAP as the tutor needs to order materials etc., so please book early!

Natalya is an accomplished feltmaker who lives in Cyprus. She creates her own amazing bags, clothes and boots from felt. This 3 day sandal making workshop will teach you felting skills as well as sandal making with real soles. This is an exciting opportunity for anybody wanting to try a new skill in a unique, but functional way.

Natalya says:

I love to create outerwear. I also felt bags and cloths . I am glad to share my own knowledge and best practices. My main direction is accessories, bags, and most importantly – boots. When I started felting, my goal was to create not just beautiful shoes but resistant to wear as well. For this purpose, I developed my own technique. It is balance of classic shoemaker craftsmanship and felting. With my technique, you will be able to perform all the steps of creating shoe without shoemaker. Moreover, in result we will get orthopedic shoes.

Students choose from sandal styles and soles as shown.

Variations include:

 Handmade felt upper with coloured felt decoration, and applied, embroidered or beaded decoration.

 Open or closed toe.

 Closed heel, heel strap, or ankle strap.

Description

Natalya is an accomplished feltmaker who lives in Cyprus. She creates her own amazing bags, clothes and boots from felt. This 3 day sandal making workshop will teach you felting skills as well as sandal making with real soles. This is an exciting opportunity for anybody wanting to try a new skill in a unique, but functional way.

Natalya says:

I love to create outerwear. I also felt bags and cloths . I am glad to share my own knowledge and best practices. My main direction is accessories, bags, and most importantly – boots. When I started felting, my goal was to create not just beautiful shoes but resistant to wear as well. For this purpose, I developed my own technique. It is balance of classic shoemaker craftsmanship and felting. With my technique, you will be able to perform all the steps of creating shoe without shoemaker. Moreover, in result we will get orthopedic shoes.

Students choose from sandal styles and soles as shown.

Variations include:

 Handmade felt upper with coloured felt decoration, and applied, embroidered or beaded decoration.

 Open or closed toe.

 Closed heel, heel strap, or ankle strap.

Materials List:

  1. Non-slip drawer mat
  2. bamboo mat (50x90cm)
  3. carded wool 500g
  4. electric sander
  5. olive soap (100-120g)
  6. gloves
  7. rubber bands (5mm wide)
  8. old towels
  9. paper for drawing (A4)
  10. paintbrush for use in glue
  11. watercolour pencils, tailor’s chalk
  12. mosquito net
  13. box knife (snap off knife blade type)
  14. scissors
  15. big needles
  16. tape measure
  17. markers
  18. strong thread in various colours
  19. ruler
  20. awl
  21. Materials fee: $40pp inlcudes soling, use of shoe lasts, glue etc.