This week we've been celebrating International Stress Awareness Week!
This topic is really close to our hearts at I Can Make Shoes because we believe wholeheartedly that making things can be a form of therapy for some people and has certainly been an outlet for our founder Amanda over the years. Making things with your hands helps to distract us from the mundane task of everyday life and can help to connect us with others.
As Amanda explains; I find there to be something relaxing about just picking up a pair of scissors and carefully cutting something out. You’re not stressing about replying to that email or paying that bill or what you should cook for dinner. You are simply thinking about cutting neatly on the line and nothing else. I see this as a meditative action that gives my brain a break from the stresses of life, which lets face it, we need more often than not!
Even if shoemaking isn't your thing, I'd really recommend picking up a hobby if you are feeling stressed in your everyday life, once you find a craft you love it'll develop from something you WANT to do into something you NEED to do! ✨
learn shoemaking for yourself
I created a free 40-minute online course called 'Introduction to Shoemaking' to show how easy home shoemaking can be and to give you a little taste of what I Can Make Shoes is all about.
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If you are wanting to dive a little deeper into the world of home shoemaking, my online Footwear Masterclass is one of the most popular shoemaking courses in the world!! 🌍 (Casual brag! lol)
The course covers how to make shoes from scratch including heels, flats, boots, sneakers, sandals, and more. The thing that really sets this course apart from others is that it's specifically designed for total beginners and requires very little in the way of tools & equipment, there's even a bonus module on how to start your own shoe brand. To make getting started even easier, the course comes with a FREE Shoemaking Starter Kit, delivered to your door, anywhere in the world! 🌍
We are a tight community and regularly limit our intake to ensure the best experience for our students - so if our enrolment is closed I would recommend you sign up for our FREE Introduction to Shoemaking course while you wait.
Happy Shoemaking, Amanda xx
Pssssssst.... If you want to have a look at the shoes our students have been making, give us a follow on Instagram.