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.
Specific Workshop Details:
May 13-14 Canadian Canoe Museum- Peterborough, ON. Please register through their site here.