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The Simple Things Workshop

  • The Workshop 16 The Strand Shopping Arcade Bude, Cornwall, EX23 8QT England (map)


Join readers of The Simple Things magazine for a special shoemaking weekend workshop in Bude, Cornwall.

Our workshop will run from 10am - 5:30pm on each of the two days, including a delicious locally-sourced seaside lunch from Beautiful and the Feast and refreshments on both days.

On the first day you'll be choosing the style you want to make with leather colours and components, creating your own patterns to fit your feet, and finally cutting out the leather pieces ready for day 2. On the second day you will be preparing and stitching each leather piece learning about traditional hand-stitched methods, and finally tacking the upper to the chosen wooden sole, ready to wear your new clog sandals home!

The course is £220 per person to include all materials, instruction, lunches, refreshments and a pair of sandals to take home. If you'd like to make a holiday of it, accomodation can be recommended.


There are just 3 places available. Travel to and from Bude is not included. To book call Rose on 07751 247131 or email

Earlier Event: July 15
Clog sandal workshop
Later Event: September 24
Adult shearling moccasins