Stitchdown shoemaking method class

Stitchdown Or Turnout Shoes

A great course for beginning shoemakers, 7-Day hands-on course covers the fundamentals of hand making shoes using stitchdown construction methods.
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High Heel Fashion Shoemaking class

High Heel Fashion Shoemaking – Pumps

A 7-Day Intensive hands-on, creative, total immersion shoemaking experience for those who want to really “take in” shoemaking.
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Advanced fashion shoemaking course

Fashion Shoemaking – Advanced Skills

13-day advanced fashion shoemaking course is designed for those serious about fashion shoemaking and/or headed for a shoemaking and design career.
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High Style Fashion Bootmaking

Fashion Boots

Design and make your own unique pair of Fashion Boots. High heels, platforms, crazy leathers and flamboyant trimmings – what a chance to let your creativity go wild!
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Men’s Dress Shoes Shoemaking class

Men’s Dress Shoes

Our Men’s Dress Shoes workshop guides you through every stage in the process of hand making a pair of classic men’s oxfords. Premium French calf is used in both men’s shoes courses and the results are stunning.
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beige and dark brown wing tip

Men’s Advanced Shoemaking

Intensive 13 Day Workshop Course crafting of classic bespoke men’s shoes for experienced students serious about advancing their shoemaking skills.
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Hiking Boots shoemaking class

Hiking Boots for Everyone

Learn the skills and techniques used by professionals to make high quality custom hiking boots for men and women.
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Shoemaking Courses Offered

  • Stitchdown Or Turnout Shoes
  • High Heel Pumps
  • Advanced Fashion Shoemaking
  • High Style Fashion Boots
  • Men's Dress Shoes
  • Hiking Boots For Everyone
  • Western Bootmaking
    - 3 week seminars
    - 60-day apprenticeships
  • One-on-One Tutoring In All Styles

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Teaching Philosophy & Methods

Teaching is all about the student. How a teacher expands him/her is the "magic". Our philosophy of teaching shoemaking and our special teaching methods are closely linked. The creation of fashion shoes - all shoes for that matter - is a unique creative experience. Nearly 4 decades of instructing shoemaking firmly supports our belief that every student is creative even beyond what they can imagine!

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Why Choose Bonney & Wills?

We are dedicated to providing complete hands-on shoemaking and shoe design courses.

As teachers, our first priority is to make your learning experience feel seamless and natural to you. Whether your class is a once in a time lifetime adventure or the start of a shoemaking career, we are here to totally support you at whatever level you choose.

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