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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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Creating shoes can be a very laborious process, and creating felted shoes is your work multiplied by 2. If you have already felted shoes in the past, then you understand the work involved in the process.  But what if you could get a high-quality, beautiful, but most importantly very comfortable pair of multi-season shoes made of felt but with half the effort expended?  Come to our workshop, and you will be very pleased with the result!  After this class, making shoes from any material will be easy for you!

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: April 19 - 22, 2023.

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

Price Breakdown: $100/day per class day ($400) plus materials fee to cover glue, heel box, innersoles, threads, brushes, and additional materials needed for class ($100)

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. If you already own these, you may bring them, if not, please call or email Susan.
  • 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



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