Weave a Pair of Snowshoes
Oct
21
to Oct 22

Weave a Pair of Snowshoes

Create your very own pair of hand-woven snowshoes in this popular two day workshop.

This workshop begins with a large selection of the best frames on the market (high quality white ash) and incredibly durable and functional 400 pound test fishing line (monoline) from Vancouver Island. The monoline is lighter, stronger and more abrasion-resistant than traditional rawhide. Plus, it doesn't require varnish or annual maintenance and it is much less likely to stick to wet snow.

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Make a Pair of Snowshoe Bindings
Oct
23
10:00am10:00am

Make a Pair of 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.

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Make a Pair of Winter Mittens
Nov
2
to Nov 3

Make a Pair of Winter Mittens

NEW FOR 2017!

Make your own pair of mittens that you will want to wear all winter! These mittens are made of 100% felted duffle wool and genuine deerskin buckskin, designed to cut the wind and protect your wool from abrasion.

This workshop includes all of the materials required to complete and personalize your own pair of deerskin mittens. Choose from a single or double layer of wool- both guaranteed to keep your hands toasty this winter! Spend a fun and informative weekend learning from the best in the business, ending with a beautiful pair of highly functional, hand-made mittens.

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Make Your Own Anorak - Sold Out!
Nov
4
to Nov 5

Make Your Own Anorak - Sold Out!

NEW FOR 2017! 

Join our expert instructors during the course of this new two-day workshop for 2017! Create your own anorak out of modern, waterproof fabrics to wick moisture away and keep you warm all winter. The anoraks are designed to cover your thighs and to accommodate many layers underneath. Complete the anorak with a hood with a (optional) coyote fur ruff* to trap warm air inside the hood that creates a micro-climate in front of your face. Create a beautiful, durable and windproof outer layer- no sewing experience is required and all necessary materials are provided! 

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Make a Pair of Winter Moccasins - Sold Out!
Nov
11
to Nov 12

Make a Pair of Winter Moccasins - Sold Out!

Create your very own pair of hand-crafted, traditional winter moccasins in this fun and engaging two day workshop.

This workshop includes all of the materials required to complete and personalize your own pair of knee-high winter moccasins. Spend a fun and informative weekend learning from the best in the business, ending with a beautiful pair of highly functional, hand-made moccasins.

No experience is necessary and this workshop always sells out quickly. Don't miss out on one of the Canoe Museum's most popular courses!

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Carve a Canoe Paddle - Sold Out!
Dec
2
to Dec 3

Carve a Canoe Paddle - Sold Out!

Book your spot early – this workshop fills quickly! 

Create your own beautiful carved and sanded black cherry paddle and go home with all varnishing supplies to see it complete. Learn to use traditional hand tools in the Museum’s Preserving Skills Gallery with the help of a supportive, expert instructor, Russ Parker.* 

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