Join us for a fun and relaxed day of leather working, where you will make your own sneakers.
Our historic workshop is situated in Lancaster city centre, just a stones throw away from Lancaster castle. We are an authentic leather workshop based in one of Lancaster’s oldest postcodes. Our courtyard which was previously the stable block for the John O Gaunt hostelry, just oozes charm and character. If you want time out to have day of making, good conversation and food and on top of this take away a pair of sneakers which you have created with your own imagination and hands, then this is the perfect experience for you.
The day starts with a warm welcome, where you will totally absorb yourself in the process, starting with choosing the leather that will suit your own personality and character.
Over the course of the day, together we will cut and sew your leather sneakers which will result in an end product you will be proud to own, wear and boast that you have created them with your own hands.
We supply a wonderful lunch provided by the local artisan bakery Brew, also based in Lancaster city centre. (If you do have any dietary requirements or prefer to bring your own pack lunch, please do speak to us beforehand as this can be accommodated).
We will keep you hydrated throughout the day with tea, coffee, soft drinks and water.
Our sneakers are created using sneaker kit thick soles which are 40% natural rubber meaning they have a smaller carbon footprint, as well as this it makes them very durable as well as comfortable. The PU insole have a memory foam ergonomic shaped footbed making them extremely comfortable when worn all day long.
We have made several dates available. To book your space simply click on the day you prefer and book via the website. If you have a party or group booking of people, please contact us direct as we can accommodate other dates to suit your requirements (minimum booking of 4 for private dates). If you can’t see a suitable date on our schedule, please contact us as we are hoping to run these workshops at least monthly.
A minimum number is required to carry out the workshops and should this number not be reached we reserve the right to cancel any booking and offer a full refund or alternative date.
A full refund can only be issued if the cancellation is more than 14 days away from the date of the workshop. A 50% refund will be issued if cancelled within 13 days of the workshop. This relates to fixed material costs that are ordered specifically for you when your place is booked.