“They (sic) make it easy to get lost in the world of shoemaking. Having attended classes for just over two years, I’ve become a committed life-long shoemaker.”

Derrek, The Netherlands

“I took my shoes to a few makers…re apprenticeships…All of the makers were quite complimentary about the finished shoes which I must put down to your teaching since I had done nothing before the course, so thank you again.”

Ben, USA

“Thank you …for being wonderful teachers and for creating a cosy and fun atmosphere for all of us. I’m even thankful for the blisters now that I can see the results of the hard work”

Beatrice, Brazil

“That course…became one of the most important stages in my life. Thank you for that wonderful time”

Sviatoslav, Ukraine

“I would recommend this course to anyone.”

Natalya, USA

“Thank you for the best three weeks of my education. I feel very fortunate that I had the opportunity to follow your course”.

Carina, Denmark

“I have been craving the know-how to stitch welts and soles – to go a level up from cemented soles – and this was definitely the way to learn how to do it, the traditional way”

Ruben, Spain

“It really is a jumping off point to greater things and encourages you to see your project through to the end.”

Ira, USA

“Whether you know you want to do this professionally or as a hobbyist, you’ll find this rewarding and informative.”

Rob, USA

“I enjoyed my time with James and Deborah immensely. It’s rare to have access to the level of expertise, but also the care and attention available through their courses with a huge amount of time being given to each student. I particularly enjoy the friendships I have built with them and with the other students and will be back to complete the next pair soon.”

Cameron, London


The Supplies Shop is ‘business-as-usual’
Our ONLINE shoe making and leathercraft courses are coming together
Face-to-face classes start again in September for small groups

If you’d like to schedule a course please email us with details of your group, your preferred date(s) and activity and we’ll go from there; or email us to join our mailing list. 

Many thanks, Deborah & James

Making Makes A Difference

Learning completely new skills is an exciting challenge and working with your hands rewarding, fuelling both heart and soul. We have taught handsewn shoe making for nearly 20 years, and more recently leathercraft, training hundreds of wonderful people from across the globe. We’re proud to say that over the years, our courses have helped to launch new shoemakers; grow confidence; start new careers; encourage career-changes; fan an enthusiasm for making; and give a new-found respect for shoemakers.

A New Challenge

Why not set yourself a challenge or get together with a group of friends to try something new online or at our workshop in Shoreditch, London.

We are taking bookings from September 2020, for groups of up to 4 people. Please email us with your proposed dates and the class you would like to do.