Travel Diary - Rome, Italy

This was such a special trip for me, I was the maid of honor at my bestie's wedding in the south of Italy and she happens to be a shoemaker as well so it was like a mini-reunion with friends from the Brooklyn Shoe Space in New York. As soon as Tom caught wind of this being […]

Student Profile - Megha Bhuwalka

Megha travelled all the way from India to join our 10 day Mastering Footwear course, upon completion she promptly returned to India to start up her own shoe brand, Buna Pelle. A textile designer by profession, Megha was always fascinated with the accessories department and found herself always in the workshop tinkering with the machines and […]

Student Profile - Caroline Macaron

Caroline's two big loves are shoes and deserts (Just look at her facebook page!). She has a particular interest in comfortable shoes, specifically to aid people who have bunions. Caroline was one of my first students to start her own brand (Caroline Macaron), she attended the 3 day shoe making course 'Start your future in […]

Travel Diary - Bali, Indonesia.

Having spent Christmas with my family in Bali this year, I thought I would take the opportunity to see what the city had to offer (in shoemaking that is). I have to admit I wasn't really wearing shoes for most of the trip, so I was very pleased to discover that Bali has a growing […]

Best of 2017

What a year! We ran a total of 81 workshops with more than 270 students from all over the world. A record breaking 340 pairs of shoes were all hand made in our little studio in Bethnal Green. Here is a round up of my top 10 favourite pairs made in 2017. This pair were made by Nouf […]

Student Profile - Devika Bharadwaj

Devika joined our 10 day 'Mastering Footwear' course back in 2014, and before long she was open for business! She started her shoe brand Devika Bharadwaj in 2015, an eponymous shoe label that offers luxurious, handcrafted shoes for the fashion-conscious women of India. Headquartered in her home, Mumbai, her products are designed, sourced and produced in the city; allowing […]

Travel Diary - Pastores, Guatemala

I have my friend Kate to thank for this one. She and I have been pals since we were 13 and happen to share the same shoe size, so we’ve always bonded over shoes! Kate and her boyfriend had been traveling through Guatemala earlier in the year and happened upon the small town of Pastores […]

Student Profile – Mariam Rehman

Mariam first joined our 3 day 'Start your future in footwear' course back in 2012, since then she has devoted herself to growing her shoe empire! She started her shoe brand Stratford Street Shoes, inspired from her time in London, and now she produces hand made shoes soulfully designed and handcrafted in her home, Pakistan. Mariam is truly an inspiration, […]

Student Profile - Lola Domecq

Lola first joined our 10 day 'Mastering Footwear' course last year and loved it! She decided then and there that she was going to quit her corporate job and start her own shoe line.   Staying true to her heritage, Lola Domecq shoes are designed in London and made in Spain by some of the most remarkable […]

Travel Diary - Brooklyn Shoe Space, NYC

A trip to New York wouldn't be the same without visiting our friends at Brooklyn Shoe Space. My shoe buddy Elizabeth Dunn introduced me to Keiko (founder of BKSS) when she moved to New York a few years back and we've all kept in touch ever since. Brooklyn Shoe Space is a place for shoe makers and […]

The Geisha Edit

These traditional Japanese geta soles came from a trip I took to Thailand last year so I have been waiting to do something super fun with them. I decided this would be a perfect project for our new intern @carlottawho, so she took pen to paper and started brainstorming… We learned that Traditional Japanese footwear tends to have […]

Before & After

Here’s how I turned this IKEA SANELA cushion cover (Modeled on my Yoko sofa) into a summer ready pair of pale blue chunky heeled pumps. This project was super fun to say the least and has me wanting to cut up every cushion in my house. First I sacrificed a cushion! I originally had […]

Sandal Making Workshop

What is there to say about this particular workshop… Well let's start with the fact that we had eleven students each with two feet, meaning twenty-two individual sandals! It definitely was a tight squeeze in our little shoe making studio but also it made the atmosphere in the space extra vibrant, fun and full of […]


I CAN MAKE SHOES is a private shoemaking school based in London and has been in operation since the beginning of 2010. The school attracts students from all over the globe and has now expanded offering online courses. I CAN MAKE SHOES teaches an innovative shoe making technique (the I CAN MAKE SHOES technique) which […]