The latest endeavor in my quest for handmade everything has led me down the path of shoe making. In January 2010 I met Jason Hovatter who teaches shoe making and leather working out of his home workshop in Portland, Oregon. This winter I made it back to take one of his classes and make my own shoes. There is nothing like having a pair of shoes made to fit your own feet. I fell in love with the process and ended up making two pairs of 10th century Scandinavian turn-shoes. Check out the photo show I just posted of the whole process. I hope to get set up soon with a little shoe making workshop of my own.
Check out Jason’s classes in Portland and go make some shoes of your own.