Dream Sandals: moccasin sandals from leather and fabric
What you'll learn
- How to choose tools and materials
- Where to find materials (no need to buy, possible if you prefer)
- Make a pattern for the sole and make 2 types of soles
- Make a string from tricot fabrics
- Locate the holes in the sole and weave the net
- Fix tares in the net, in case the sandal wares put with use
- Foot movement exercises, to help your feet be more mobile
- No prior experience needed: the course is made for beginners with no professional tools, who want a light, accessible craft. But professionals can just build on these instructions. There's a range of options, so you can fit the project to your abilities.
This course will provide you with instructions on how to prepare these Dream Sandals that will fit your own feet and taste. It's a fun and accessible craft that fits adults even if they have no prior experience in the crafting domain. You can make it from all-natural materials, and/or from all reused materials. You'll learn how to make the sandal, from start to finish, including options to choose from based on your taste and your abilities. You can come up with your own designs and have lots of fun while doing this.
As shown in the intro, there are 2 types of sandals. Choose which one you want to make. It's easier to work with thin leather, and it's easier to make the moccasin sandal. The sandwich sandal gives more protection. You can of course make both.
These sandals have minimalist soles, which are healthier for the foot and the whole body. They're thin and gentle, so they don't limit the feet's full range of movements and lets us feel the earth we walk on.
Hand-made shoes are a symbol of hand-made life. How do you choose to walk on this earth? How thick is the layer you need between you and the earth? How are you made, what is your shape, and how does your rapping or support fit you? Which colors and decorations accompany you? And how is your life manifested in the world?
Who this course is for:
- People curious about crafting, people who like walking barefoot
In my work, I combine 2 fields: dance and nature.
When I teach dance and choreography, I focus on physical freedom and personal expression. The body knows what it needs, and each individual has a personal dance style. I teach improvisation, choreography, dance in nature, and more.
As a wilderness awareness instructor, I teach crafts, primitive skills, and methods of observation.
I have an M.A in choreography, and a B.A. in performance, and wilderness awareness facilitation. I've been working in those fields for 20 years, weaving them together more and more with time.