Make a Pair of Custom Snowshoe Bindings

Create a pair of leather snowshoe bindings for use with traditional snowshoes in this half-day workshop!

We start by using 10oz vegetable tanned leather, dyed to a colour of your choosing and joined with hand-hammered copper rivets. A leather strap and steel buckle secures the binding around your heel, while a simple cord-lock secures it over your foot. Throughout the course we'll discuss the tying and use of traditional lamp-wick bindings, and the difference between various traditional snowshoe styles. You'll leave at the end of the day with a pair of totally unique and highly functional snowshoe bindings.

This workshop is a wonderful introduction to leather-crafting skills. Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn all about winter travel from the best in the business!


Member Price: $81
Non-Member Price: $90

Your instructors for this course are Kielyn and Dave Marrone, husband and wife team and owners of the Sudbury-based company Lure of the North. Together, they've built a life and a career that is driven by their passion for traditional winter travel, crafts and northern culture. These guys have each travelled over 1,000 km by snowshoe. They are our winter travel experts and they've mastered the art of making these rugged and versatile leather bindings, suitable for stiff boots or soft moccasins.

For more information, email workshops@canoemuseum.ca or call 705.748.9153 x206.

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