Melissa Quaal is a business owner, sewing instructor, and creator of The Espadrilles Kits. Her work has been featured in Frankie, BUST, Mollie Makes magazines and various places online. Her love for creating her own espadrille shoes grew out of a deep curiosity about how to push the limits of handmade and explore garment making at all levels.
In addition to making her own shoes, she also makes her own clothes. For the last seven years she has refused to buy new clothes and has, instead, sewn or thrifted her wardrobe in an effort to counter the waste and conformity of fast fashion. It’s the radically simple idea of a mindful wardrobe. She sells her complete DIY kits for making espadrilles on Etsy and teaches sewing around the country. Visit her website at A HAPPY STITCH.
Espadrille Kits: etsy.com/shop/ahappystitch
Melissa's workshops will take place at The Studio (Espadrilles) and the Lace Room (Himmeli Mobile).
Espadrille Workshop 1: Saturday, June 24 11:30am-2pm
Espadrille Workshop 2: Sunday, June 25 11:30am-2pm (FULL)
Himmeli Mobile Workshop 1: Tuesday, June 27 3-5pm
Espadrilles: Saba residents $30; Non-Resident $60
Himmeli Mobile: Saba residents $20; Non-Resident $50
REGISTER BELOW; CLASS SIZES ARE LIMITED.
PLEASE NOTE: YOU NEED TO MEASURE YOUR FOOT FROM HEEL TO TOE AND COMPARE TO THE FOLLOWING CHARTS TO ENSURE YOU SELECT THE PROPER SHOE SIZE. WE NEED ALL SHOE SIZES BY MAY 20TH.