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Shoemaking Workshop with Solid State

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Saturday, June 16, 2018, 11-5PM and
Sunday, June 17, 2018, 3-6PM

Poketo Project Space at ROW DTLA
777 S. Alameda St. #174
Los Angeles, CA 90021

This 9-hour 2-day workshop will take place at Poketo's beautiful, light-filled, and airy newest location, Poketo Project Space at ROW DTLA. 

Julio Chavez of Solid State studio will guide you through the process of creating bespoke shoes constructed from smooth, 3/4 ounce leather, with a leather midsole and outsole. Your shoes will also feature a V-shaped opening and 1” heel.

This two-day workshop is perfect for beginners and limited to only six participants, so you’ll get lots of hands-on instruction. You’ll start with simple pattern-making, then learn saddle-stitching, followed by upper construction and sole and heel application. All materials will be provided for you. This will provide a great foundation for you to make other types of shoes.

For the price of a pair, you’ll learn shoemaking and go home with a pair you handcrafted—as well as a great answer to the question, “Where did you get those shoes?”

On Saturday, lunch will be served and light snacks and refreshments will be served throughout. Please, indicate your dietary restrictions in the "Special Instructions field" 

Sizes available are women’s 5–10, narrow to medium width. We can’t accommodate wide width in this workshop.

You must sign up by Thursday, 6/14 so that the instructor can get materials to fit your size. Please indicate what size and width of shoe you wear in the “Special Instructions” field when you sign up to ensure that we get a shoe form for your size.

You’ll also receive a 15% off discount at Poketo Project Space as well as all future workshops. Please read our Workshop FAQ for more info. 

Please arrive 15 minutes early and check in at the brand new Poketo Project Space at the Row, a new community of independent retailers and restaurants. Parking is in the parking structure on site.

If you are no longer able to attend, we are able to provide online store credit only if the cancellation is made prior to June 9th. Should you have any questions, or if this workshop is sold out and you would like to be put on a waiting list, please visit our Workshops FAQ's page or email
Julio Chavez, Owner at Solid State started making shoes and bags years ago in Chicago. He relocated to Los Angeles in 2016 and has recently expanded his catalog and is currently experimenting with accessories focusing mainly on bags for 2017. Julio handmakes every piece n his Chinatown studio. You can find his work in Los Angeles, New York, and Japan. Julio's been featured in Racked, Vogue, and numerous blogs