What are you up to in the summer days to come? Looking for a few fun evenings out doing something creative with like-minded folks? Come hang out with us - have fun learning a new craft and walk out with an amazing project to wear!
If you live in or near Winnipeg, you're in luck... Northern Heart Designs is hosting a seven week course to teach you how to make your very own pair of mukluks. This will be the only mukluks session for 2022 - and timed so you can have your new mukluks for the coming cold season! If you've ever wanted to create your own now is the time - but don't wait as we expect this class to fill up quickly!
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What: Northern Heart Designs will be teaching a "How to Make Mukluks" class, live and in person. If you are remote and unable to attend, please see our courses and kits section - you are able to participate virtually via your DIY kit with instruction and remote support!
When: Seven consecutive Thursday evenings from Aug 4th to Sep 15th from 7-10pm
Where: Under our market tent classroom space, 721 Parkhill St, Winnipeg. This is an outdoor open air space where you can enjoy the fresh air while you work!
Investment: Total cost for materials, supplies and 7 weeks of in-class instruction to make your mukluks from start to finish (including mukluk making course manual) is $345 (less for Shorty or Mid-calf styles). You may choose to confirm with a $175 deposit and the balance of $170 due prior to fourth class date (Aug 11th). Like all things, you do get what you pay for - we use only premium hides and pelts... no cheap plate rabbit or pile lining etc, so only the best for our students as well. Needles, threads, adhesives, backing material, thermal insulating fabric etc is all included. You'll be provided with all the little extras that make our mukluks look and function the way they do ;). Register before July 28 to receive the $10 early registration discount!
What you'll learn: Patterning for any size foot - not just provided with standard premade patterns than anyone can find online, but actually learn HOW to make the patterns so you're never limited. You'll also learn beading (leather weave or leather applique if you prefer), how to properly handle and prepare all of the materials, sewing and construction - everything to make a complete pair of mukluks from start to finish (and be able to make more in the future should you wish!). As a bonus, you will gain the knowledge of how to craft some different styles and understand the basics of simpler projects like moccasins as well. Covering the most weeks of instruction of all our classes, learning to make mukluks provides exposure to more knowledge/experience than any other class as well. No experience required, just a willingness to learn and put in the time.
Make your choices and let your imagination soar! At the end of this course, you'll walk out with your very own custom handmade pair of mukluks - no previous experience required! Our students have a history of success and are able to create mukluks that look just like ours - anyone CAN do it!
You can choose to make either the Basic or Top-Bead Styles of mukluks - and for the first time, the Tiered Fur style is also an option (forewarned that this entails significantly more sewing time on the part of the maker)! All the materials will be supplied based on your choices, if you choose a Shorty or Mid-calf style mukluks, there is a price reduction for your material costs adjustment. You get to choose the colour for standard suede hide and rabbit fur. Standard lining materials, sinew, threads, needles, adhesives, insole and exterior sole materials, grommets, laces etc are included. *If you wish to pay the additional cost of materials for things like different leathers or furs beyond the standards, you are welcome to (those options are available in the drop down menus). Students will only be required to supply some simple personal use tools like scissors, needle nose plyers, ruler, pen, sharpie etc and their chosen beads (list supplied), unless you've chosen to use from our supply of beads.
Payment details/Cancellation Policy
A deposit of $175 is required with registration and the balance of $170 is required on or before the fourth class (Aug 11th).
Deposits can be refunded if cancellation notice is given to us prior to prior to 1 week from start date. No deposit refunds will be made after 1 week prior to start date.
As always, please feel free to send a message if you have any questions. We look forward to teaching you how to make your own mukluks our way - with all the little quality controls, tips and tricks learned over the years!