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Molly Grant, Owner Of Cordwainer Shop, Sells Hand Crafted Custom Made Footwear At Palm Beach Fine Craft Show

Artful traveler, Molly Grant, will be in West Palm Beach, FL,  with her hand-crafted custom-made footwear. Owner of the Cordwainer Shop in Deerfield, NH, Molly and her jewel-toned shoes travel the country to fine juried craft shows (most by invitation only). Molly will be one of the featured artists at the 13th Annual Palm Beach Fine Craft Show Friday, February 26th, through Sunday, February 28th, at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. She measures each foot, helps customers select the right style and fit, and then designs beautiful as well as comfortable leather footwear  (both boots and shoes).  The Rickie Report is excited to share Molly’s designs and details. We cannot wait to see her colorful shoes and handbags in person!  If you want to learn to create your own shoes, Molly offers a special workshop!





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Of The Cordwainer Shop

Palm Beach County Convention Center

650 Okeechobee Boulevard   W. Palm Beach, Florida


Friday, February 26
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday, February 27
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday, February 28
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.



Tickets are available:






Do you look at the styles first? The colors?  Your eyes go from one pair to another as your mind focuses on what combination you will choose!  Songbird blue or Jamaican blue, blazing orange or burnt orange, felt green or chartreuse, chipotle red or bright red pepper… so many colors and so many combinations for Molly Grant to create a pair of shoes or boots just for you!  Molly tells The Rickie Report,“I create custom, handmade all leather footwear. Cordwainer footwear is classically and distinctively styled for men and women.”  




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The Cordwainer Shop Custom Made Footwear




As the Nationally acclaimed Palm Beach Fine Craft Show in West Palm Beach enters its 13th year, Molly Grant will be one of the featured craftsmen. Hosted by Crafts America, the prestigious show will runs from Friday, February 26th, through Sunday, February 28th, at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. Friday and Saturday show hours are 10am-6pm, Sunday from 11am-5pm.


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The Cordwainer Shop Custom Made Footwear, “Botanical”






Molly Grant began leather working in her early 20’s, first by working on her own and then by apprenticing at the Black Swan Leather shop in Portsmouth, NH, where she learned the basic skills of traditional leather working. In 1991, Molly had the opportunity to meet Paul Mathews, owner of the Cordwainer Shop; within a few months’ time Molly was traveling to National juried craft shows with Paul and learning the Cordwainer craft.



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The Cordwainer Shop Custom Footwear, Women’s Sandal




The Cordwainer Shop was founded in the 1930’s by Edward F. Mathews. His son, Paul, carried on the shop tradition as main designer, and except for a 4 year stint in WWII, shoemaking became his life’s work and joy. Molly Grant now carries on the Cordwainer tradition of custom handmade footwear that also includes her own line of handbags. Traveling the country to fine juried craft shows, creating shoes and teaching shoemaking workshops has become as much a passion to Molly as it was to Paul.






Shoemaking Workshops



Molly has offered shoemaking workshops at her studio in New Hampshire since 1993 and this coming year will be teaching at Pennsylvania School of Craft in Lancaster, PA and Arrowmont School of Craft in Gatlinburg, TN. Please contact her with questions or to sign up for a workshop at 603.261.7742.





Molly Grant of The Cordwainer Shop  (Photo Courtesy of Melanie Plenda)






For more information please contact:

Molly Grant
The Cordwainer Shop
Custom Handmade Footwear
Wild Orchard Farm
67 Candia Rd PO Box 110       Deerfield, NH 03037
603 261 7742



Cordwainer Shop Website:
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