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 three week course to teach you how to make your very own pair of traditional beaded (or not) leather and fur mitts! 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 Tradtional Leather Mitts" 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 remotely with a kit, instructions and support!
When: Three consecutive Tuesday evenings from Aug 16th to Aug 30th from 7pm - 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 with full instruction and ongoing support for future projects (including traditional leather mitts making course manual) is $125 (taxes in). Like all things, you do get what you pay for - we use only premium hides, furs and other materials in our products...so only the best for our students as well. Register before Aug 9th to receive the $10 early registration discount!
What you'll learn: How to properly handle and prepare all of the materials, sewing and construction - everything to make a complete pair of mitts from start to finish (and be able to make more in the future should you wish!). We will be doing plain, beaded, leather applique or leather weave panels - your choice! The basics of these techniques will be taught. **We will be capping the class at a maximum of 12 students to ensure everyone gets adequate instruction and assistance.**
Make your color choices and let your imagination soar! At the end of this course, you'll walk out with your very own custom handmade pair of mitts!
All the materials will be supplied based on your choices. You get to choose the colour (or colours if you'd like to do two-tone) for the standard suede hide. Standard lining materials, sinew, threads, needles etc are included. *If you wish to pay the additional cost of materials - like different leathers 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 own beads unless they would like to have those supplies provided as well.
Payment details/Cancellation Policy
A deposit of $65 is required to register and the balance of $60 is required on or before the start date - or you may choose to pay the full amount with registration.
Deposits can be refunded if cancellation notice is given to us prior to one week from start date. No deposit refunds will be made after one week from 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 mitts our way - with all the little quality controls, tips and tricks learned over the years!