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Make a Leather Shoulder Bag

Create your very own hand-crafted leather shoulder bag in this two day workshop!

This fun and engaging workshop is a great introduction to a huge variety of skills like stamping, dyeing, carving and branding leather, installing hand-hammered copper rivets, making and installing wood or antler buttons, and installing buckles and clasps. You'll not only emerge with a completed and highly-functional shoulder bag, but also with the skills necessary to tackle loads of leather-craft projects like knife/axe/saw sheaths, belts, bags, wallets and more!

Workshop participants will construct their bag using soft-tanned moose or deer buckskin. The bags feature a stiff, vegetable-tanned leather strap and are held closed with a wood or antler button (or buckles if you prefer). These bags are made to be used and made to last!

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. After 3 years of field-testing, Kielyn and Dave have concluded that this durable and traditional game bag is equally at home as a light daypack on winter expeditions and fall hunts, or in the city as a bike bag or messenger bag for soft goods. They use theirs all year round!

Member Pricing: $230

Non-Member Pricing: $260

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

Not a member? Visit the Membership Page to join and save big on workshops!

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