Stace Fulwiler: The Magic of Custom Sandal Making at 1440 Multiversity

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The Magic of Custom Sandal Making

A Leather Sandal Making Workshop

May 10 - 12, 2019

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

All-inclusive program package to include:

<ul> <li>Tuition</li> <li>Three Meals in Kitchen Table (daily)</li> <li>Shared or Private Accommodations</li> <li>Signature classes and wellness offerings</li> </ul> <p>Please Note: All packages are priced per person. Should you elect a shared accommodation and community hall bath, 1440 will randomly pair you with a gender-specific roommate. Only private rooms have the option of a private bath.  1440 Multiversity is a smoke-free campus.</p>

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Program Description

Don’t you love beautiful leather sandals? Handcrafting leather sandals is a traditional way of shoemaking that has been practiced for centuries all around the world. Come learn how to do this special craft yourself! Join Stace Fulwiler for a weekend workshop on how to make your own custom pair of gorgeous, comfortable sandals entirely from leather. Discover sandal making as a fun, simple, and inspiring way to tap into your creativity.

In this workshop, together you will explore the entire sandal-making process, from cutting the straps to fitting them to your own feet. You will:

  • Design your sandals using your personal style to choose the colors, shape, and fit
  • Cut leather soles to your perfect size and custom-shape them to your arch
  • Select leather for your uppers and insoles and attach a 0.5-inch stacked leather heel
  • Learn how to repair and restore your sandals easily as they age so they stand the test of time.

You will take home your very own handmade sandals—a reminder of your accomplishment every time you wear them.

All tools, leather, patterns, supplies, and materials will be provided.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Stace Fulwiler

    Shoemaker and sandal making instructor

    Stace Fulwiler creates sandals inspired by Mediterranean sandal ateliers, beatnik sandal-wearers of yesteryear, and California culture. With a degree in Fine Arts and continuing studies in science and nutrition, she is interested in the body and its healthy interaction with apparel.

    Stace began making sandals in 2013 and immediately realized that working with her hands was essential to her emotional health and vitality. She fell in love with sandal making: working with the body, leather, patterns, and tools to create something sublime, personal, and evolving.

    She continues to learn through experimentation with new designs, reading old books, and talking to shoemakers in her travels. The sandal makers she meets are delightful people, openly offering advice and sharing knowledge.

    Stace began teaching sandal-making workshops to demystify the process of making one’s own apparel and to enable others to reclaim the joy of using their own two hands (and two feet) to finish a project in one day. Sandal making is a very learnable craft and Stace absolutely loves teaching it: anyone can experience the magic of shoemaking with the necessary tools, supplies, and a little guidance.

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  • Why Attend
    • Experience the magic and simplicity of shoemaking and walk away with sandals that fit your feet, last a long time, and get better with age.

    • Reclaim the joy and satisfaction of using your hands to work on a creative project.

    • Learn one of the most ancient arts—leather shoemaking—as a way to love yourself and tap into your creative power.

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    Experience Level

    None required.

  • About 1440 Multiversity

    Beautifully nestled in the California redwoods near Santa Cruz, our 75-acre campus is within easy reach of San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

    1440 Multiversity is a place to spend time engaging some of life's most meaningful personal questions and to enjoy, restore, and reenergize yourself as you do it.

    You'll find new energy through immersion learning—setting aside daily urgencies and dedicating uninterrupted time to focus on important, but often elusive, priorities. Our unique collaboration with world-class faculty coupled with an original, inspirational curriculum and magnificent grounds make this a place like no other. Add in fresh, redwood-scented air, delicious and healthy food, deep reflection, fun exercise, and good sleep and you've pretty much captured what you'll experience here.

  • Accommodations

    At 1440 Multiversity, you’ll find a wide range of accommodations to meet your preferences and budget. All of our rooms have been thoughtfully designed to provide comfort, promote reflection, and foster connection with others.

    Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in.

    Per-person per-night rates include:

    • nourishing locally sourced, seasonal meals
    • daily meditation and yoga classes
    • non-ticketed evening events
    • use of all facilities, including the Fitness Center, steam rooms, and infinity-edge hot tub.

    Guests also enjoy access to woodland trails, cafés, and shops.


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