the workshop

The Shoe Camaraderie is a one-day women's sandal making workshop, offering participants a relaxed environment to gain some new skills and finish with their own pair of handmade footwear!

Each workshop day will consist of up to 6 students (max) so that Lisa can spend ample time with everyone, guiding them throughout the experience. There will be several sandal styles to choose from which can be made in black, white or tan leather; you choose! 

The classes will be organised in and around Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Auckland (NZ), but are not limited to these locations.

Please email if you have missed out on any of the workshops but would love to be kept in the loop for any upcoming ones in your area! 


Outcome: Your own pair of custom sandals
Capacity: 6 Students
Duration: 1 day
Cost: from $350 per student (dependent on location)
Materials: All included

*Prior to booking, please read through The Shoe Camaraderie Terms & Conditions page*






Each workshop will offer several styles to be made in black, navy, tan or white. Once you have secured your spot in a workshop, Lisa will contact you directly to discuss your favourite style, colour choice and sizing so as to ensure the perfect fitting sandals. The below images are of some of the styles available, but there are more being created which will arrive on this page soon! 


custom order

For those who cannot attend a workshop but would still love to own a pair of handmade sandals, you can order any of the workshop styles to be made by Lisa. Pricing starts at $365 and can vary depending upon the complexity of the style as well as whether custom fitting options are required. The waiting period is approximately 2-4 weeks. 


Step 1: Choose your favourite style and leather colour via the PURCHASE HERE button below.
Step 2: You will be sent sizing guidelines on how to measure your feet. Email this information back. 
Step 3: Your shoes will be made and left to sit on the shoe lasts for 5 days
Step 4: Receive your handmade, custom fit leather sandals! 

Should you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to touch base.


Meet Lisa

The Shoe Camaraderie was founded by shoemaker - Lisa Turnbull. Lisa has spent the last several years running her own business in the production and design of bespoke luxury women's footwear with clientele throughout Australia, New Zealand, UK, France, Denmark and the US.

Lisa is an advocate for the slow fashion movement and the life-long pursuit of learning new things - here is where The Shoe Camaraderie is born. Through TSC Lisa creates a setting for like-minded individuals to meet, mingle and enjoy learning the introductory steps of shoemaking in a light-hearted and supportive environment.  

To learn more about The Shoe Camaraderie or to chat with Lisa about other shoe related projects, please email: