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Natalya Brashovetskya

Registration: Sew-A-Shoe with Natalya Brashovetska

Registration: Sew-A-Shoe with Natalya Brashovetska

Regular price $ 575.00 USD
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Skill Level: Beginner - All Skill Levels

This felting class allows students to create ankle boots with new techniques in a short amount of time, with different types of decor. Students will learn how to make a heel box using technologically advanced materials in the production of shoes. 

Renowned fiber artist Natalya Brashovetska has developed a new technique for making felted shoes starting with flat felt. If you have taken previous boot classes from Natalya, this class will be different. If you have been hesitant to do a boot class in the past because of how much felting is needed, this class uses flat felt and will be less demanding. 

Natalya is a Ukrainian born feltmaker and designer who lives in Cyprus. She creates custom-designed cloths and footwear from handmade felt, using classic shoemaking techniques that were passed on from her father. She has great passion in her work and loves helping others achieve excellence in their felting.

Dates: June 20, 21, 22 and 23, 2024

Where: Hampden Town Hall, N1291 County Rd N, Columbus WI, 53925

NOTE: Once you purchase your registration, please send a measurement of your foot by email to Susan at This helps us to obtain the other materials you will need for class that are covered in your materials fee.

For this class, you will need to bring: 

  • Shoe lasts and soles. If you already own these, you may bring them, if not, please call or email Susan - There will be an additional $75 charge for these materials if you do not bring your own. Please call or email Susan to confirm sizing.
  • 18 inch x 3 foot x 3mm felted material. This will be the outside fabric of your shoe. You may choose to felt your material in one color, or two. If you need help or assistance with felting this piece, please call or email Susan.
  • Cotton or polyester #30 sewing thread  
  • Sewing Machine
  • Scissors (one for fabric, one for paper)
  • Small and Medium sized Pliers
  • Tailor’s Chalk
  • Long Thin Needles
  • Awl
  • Awl Hook and Handle
  • Pencils
  • Eraser
  • Notebook
  • Markers
  • Colored Pencils
  • Measuring Tape
  • Masking Tape
  • Printing Paper
  • Rotary Cutter
  • Cutting Mat
  • Utility Knife
  • Hammer
  • Heat gun
  • Iron
  • Ruler/Triangle Ruler
  • Any tools you would use for sewing, such as a seam ripper, extra thread bobbins for your machine, etc

 Within this class students will learn:

● how to take measurements and build the template;
● how to use this pattern for the production of various models of boots in the future;
● how to make boots with laces or elastic or zipper and based on this knowledge, they will be able to make other models of shoes. Explanations on this will be given during the class;
● how to make an individual design of leather for felted shoes. Acquire skills in working with leather, learn how to choose the right type, thickness and elasticity of leather to create shoes;
●  the process of tightening leather in the manufacture of shoes, a list of necessary tools;
● how to make heel box and toe box using technologically advanced materials in the production of shoes;
● how to create various models of felted boots based on one pattern;
● new skills of classic shoemaker adapted to felted boots, thus creating felted orthopaedic shoes. This involves creating felted shoes with a good level of foot support, having inner soles and stiff shoe back (heel box). 
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