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 Oct 31 to Nov 2, with 2 ½ days of instruction, running from Fri at 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sun. A special 4 night cabin package is available for this course.
North House tuition is $200 per student, plus materials of $80. Registering for this course is a two-step process. You can register for the course directly with North House at: http://www.northhouse.org/courses/
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 lakeside fireplace cabin with a full kitchen, living room with fireplace, one or more bedrooms as needed, and a either a full bath or a shower bath (best cabin available).
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.