Apprenticeship – Boot Camp

I used to have a huge shop and could accommodate several students at one time, now I use a small room in my house for most of the work.  This means I can only have one student at a time, one-on one.

If you are willing to spend 3 days with me here at my home in McMinnville, Oregon, I will help you make a pair of standard 3 button moccasins for yourself and you will also go home with your own moccasin patterns, experience hands on training, plus the opportunity to have your questions answered in person.

Overview of the SodHoppers Boot Camp- You will receive 3 Days of intensive hands on training.- A 3 button pair of standard Custom Moccasins along with Patterns – optional additions at cost.

Day 1 – Make Foot Cast and Patterns.  Make & Sew Sole pieces.  As time allows, practice Sewing, Q&A.
Day 2 – Cut Leather for Moccasins, Skive and Glue together. Sew Moccasin Uppers and glue to Bottoms.  As time allows, practice Sewing, Q&A.
Day 3 – Sew Gemini to uppers, finish details, Buttons, Laces and Soles.  As time allows, practice Sewing. Q&A.
Each day will consist of two 3 hour sessions with a 1 hour break for lunch – 9AM – 4PM
You will have to provide your own food.

You must purchase the How To DVD’s or Blu-ray & Manual in advance. It is a prerequisite in order to familiarize yourself with the material before attending the Boot Camp. 

Room, board and travel expenses are not included. Once you have purchased the How to Videos and a date is set, I require a non-refundable $500 deposit to reserve this time slot for you. If arrangements fail on my part your deposit will be refunded.

The cost is $2000 per individual, $3000 per couple.  
I require a non-refundable $500 deposit to reserve this time slot for you.

1. Order the How To Videos & watch them.
2. Set & reserve the 3 day time slot.
3. Pay the $500 Deposit.
4. Make arrangements for your lodging and food.
4. Watch the videos and come prepared with questions.