Mukluk Making Class

Package Dates: Fall

Fall: Nov 3 – 5, 2017

A workshop led by Jo Wood, a veteran instructor with the North House  – Expedition Footwear: Making Hide & Canvas Mukluks



Remember the last time your feet were too cold to enjoy wonderful wintry weather?  Do away with rigid unbreathable footwear and discover the traditional footwear of the north: mukluks.  The flexibility of the natural materials used in construction allows the foot to generate heat, and a breathable layering system allows moisture to escape.  In this course you’ll be guided through the process of pattern making, and handcraft your own pair of hide mukluks with knee high or shorter uppers. Booties or liners must be purchased or made before the workshop. Some sewing experience is helpful but not necessary.

You’ll learn to make a mukluk pattern on your own foot, then use it to cut out the leather and canvas pieces (a 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.

Course dates are Nov 3 – 5 2017 with 2 ½ days of instruction, running from Fri at 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sun.  A special cabin package is available for this course.

North House tuition is $200 per student ($190 for the Early Bird rate), plus materials of $80.  Registering for this course is a two-step process.  You can register for the course directly with North House here:

Then you can call us for a cabin reservation at: 1-800-328-3325 and ask for the Mukluk Class special package. You do not have to stay with us to participate in the class.

Includes: Accommodations in a Classic lakeside fireplace cabin, living room with fireplace, one or more bedrooms as needed, and a either a full bath or a shower bath.

We are honored to be the first company North House has partnered with, as they venture out to holding classes in other areas of our community.

  • $ 109.00 per night- single or double occupancy for a Classic lakeside fireplace cabin
  • $35 each additional person

Taxes and service charge are additional

Sales Tax and Service Charge are additional


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