June 23-24: Canadian Canoe Museum. See their website for registration.
July 30-Aug 3: Haliburton School of Art and Design. This workshop is in conjunction with the Anorak workshop. See their website for registration!
These are extremely durable traditional ’game bags’ equally at home as a light day pack on winter expeditions and fall hunts, or in the city as a bike bag or messenger bag for soft goods. We use ours all year round. Traditionally these bags would be strapped atop a toboggan load and carried anytime forays were made away from the toboggans. This workshop introduces a huge variety of leather-crafting skills you can use at home. Constructed of soft-tanned moose or deer buckskin, with a stiff, vegetable-tanned leather strap, and held closed with a wood or antler button, (or buckles if you prefer) these bags are made to be used and made to last. At the end of this 2-day workshop you should walk out with a completed bag, as well as the skills necessary to tackle a huge variety of leather-craft projects including knife/ axe/ saw sheaths, belts, bags, wallets, etc. Skills:
- Dying and stamping veg-tanned leather;
- Lacing leather;
- Sewing buckskin;
- Installing copper rivets;
- Installing buckles;
- Making and installing wood or antler buttons.