Espadrille Sandal Making Workshop


Join us for our brand new class where you can make a pair of classic Spanish style espadrille sandals. There are several styles to choose from and you will learn how to cut the pieces and hand stitch to your traditional jute sole using a fabric or leather upper of your choice.

Did you know? The term espadrille comes from the Catalan word ‘espardenya’ meaning esparto grass - an indigenous southern European plant used in the making of espadrilles. The plant is traditionally used in the making of ropes and baskets as well as providing the material for the iconic sole of the espadrille. It is a coarse and wiry plant, and therefore perfect for the sole of a light and practical shoe!

This course runs for approx 3 hours and all materials & tools are provided.

Please note the August date is only for the Washington (USA) airport hotel location hosted by Mensa.

If you would like to commission this class as a private workshop, please contact Hetty for more details.