The Miss Maude team recently had a day trip to the Capital to attend Shoe School and sample one of the Wellington region's creative delights!
It was not only lots of fun, but it felt like the ultimate 'icing on the cake' to crafting our own wardrobes. We all had a blast and highly recommend it - as a maker, we think you'll love it too. Your Miss Maude Team (left to right) Emma, Arna, Carissa, Nic, Caroline and Georgie
Lou opened Shoe School in 2015 in Dunedin and moved to Wellington in 2017. She is a wealth of knowledge and is so skilled. She can either give you the space to create or hold your hand through the process, whatever works best for you and your confidence levels.
The workshop was a one day class held in Lou’s beautiful light studio in Newtown. The studio is filled with leather in all the colours of the rainbow and a wide variety of different textures as well. If you are worried about getting the right size, Lou has samples made up in all the different sizes to take the guesswork out of it.
It is deceptively simple to sew a pair of trainers, but that could just be that Lou has a magical talent to make it seem simple and gives you the confidence to create a unique pair of shoes.
The team created vastly different shoes that reflected their aesthetic perfectly and they were all thrilled with the result.
Thanks Barb, it really was a great day out and I am wearing my new shoes right now!! Best wishes Caroline
I am so impressed with the shoes you have made yourselves, what a hugely interesting & fun thing to do. Well done 😍