Expedition Footwear: Making Hide & Canvas Mukluks
You'll learn to make a mukluk pattern on your own foot, then use it to cut out the leather and canvas pieces (an technique that may apply to other footwear projects including slippers and liners). The leather will then be hand-stitched and use of a sewing machine will help with the canvas seams and buttonholes. Sewing fear? Not to worry. Folks who have never sewed on a button have danced out of this class in their own new mukluks!
DatesFri, Nov 14, 2014 - Sun, Nov 16, 2014 Nearly Full
$190.00 per student (Early-bird rate)
* The Feb 13, 2015 course is part of the Northern Fiber Retreat event
You will need the following tools for this class:
- boot liners (felted wool is best) and socks
- needle nose pliers
- scissors (for cutting leather) (available through North House School Store 888-387-9762)
- cloth tape measure
- fine point marker
- brown grocery bags (2)
- plastic grocery bags (2)
- duct tape
Jo loves gardening, walks in the woods, and every kind of textile art. An award winning bead and fiber artist, she has practiced her skills with needle and thread for over 40 years, making everything from tipis to wedding ensembles. She has shared her knowledge and passion for hand stitching with students both regionally and nationally since 1997. Jo is a bead artist inspired by nature. Through her work she shares her connection with the abundance, peace and beauty of this place. Visit her website!
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