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June 2018

Make a Leather Shoulder Bag

June 23 @ 8:00 am - June 24 @ 5:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Road
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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$260
Two women wearing leather shoulder bags and looking happy

/**/ 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,…

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July 2018

Carve a Canoe Pole

July 7 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Road
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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$160
Man poling a green canoe

/**/ Canoe poling is a traditional method of canoe travel, which is still practiced in Atlantic Canada, British Columbia and the North Eastern United States. While standing in the canoe, polers use a 12 foot spruce pole to push directly off the river bottom. Because the pole is in contact with the river bottom, poling offers better control of the boat. This allows for both up and downstream travel in water too shallow to paddle. In this workshop you will…

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Hand Cane New Canoe Seats

July 13 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Road
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
$180
Man caning a canoe seat

Whether you want to re-create a set of authentic, hand-caned seats for your cedar-canvas canoe, or add some character and charm to your Kevlar canoe this workshop is for you.  Spend the day in the museum’s Preserving Skills Gallery hand-caning new seats for your canoe.  Two white ash seat frames and all the materials needed to cane both seats are included with the workshop and you’ll leave with clear installation instructions.  No prior experience is necessary. For more information, or…

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Waitlist – Make a Leather-Bound Journal

July 21 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Road
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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$130

This rugged, attractive leather-covered journal is based on a 14th century ledger structure. You will appreciate how this beautiful book’s construction allows the pages to open flat, making it perfect for sketching while sitting on the shore, or writing in at a desk. Once filled with memories, the cover can be detached and a new text block inserted for new journeys. This will become your go-to notebook! Our talented instructor, Stuart Hill is a Canadian bookbinder whose primary interest lies…

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August 2018

Pyrography on a Paddle

August 18 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Road
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
$190
Wood-burned paddles with a wolf and a hare

Learn the art of woodburning while decorating a paddle! The day will begin with a discussion of safety, materials, and how to use the wood-burning tool. You will plan your graphics and spend the day creating a decorative design on your 3', 3.5' or 4' long paddle. Experienced instructor, Cara Jordan* will guide you through the process giving you tricks and tips to feel confident with your woodburning tool. No experience is necessary! *Cara Jordan has no formal training, but…

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September 2018

Learn the Basics of Fingerweaving

September 8 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Road
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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$110
Small finger woven sample

Finger weaving is a traditional type of hand weaving used to create the celebrated ceinture fléchée, colourful sashes historically worn by voyageurs during the fur trade.  This type of weaving is unique because it does not require a loom, or any bulky, expensive equipment. You will learn several basic techniques and weave at least 2 samples to practice your new skills. Our instructor and Museum volunteer Jo Harris* will guide you in selecting colours, laying out and planning your design and weaving…

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November 2018

Make Your Own Anorak

November 3 @ 8:00 am - November 4 @ 5:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Road
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
$280
Woman wearing anorak

Join our expert instructors for this awesome two-day workshop! 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 an (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…

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Make a Pair of Winter Moccasins

November 10 @ 8:00 am - November 11 @ 5:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Road
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
$280
Class of people showing off their winter moccasins

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…

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Sold Out! – Make a Hudson’s Bay Blanket Coat

November 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Road
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
$360
Three people wearing HBC blanket coats

Handcraft a traditional Capote using an authentic Hudson's Bay Company Point Blanket (a blanket who's value alone makes this workshop an unbelievable bargain). Spend the day immersed in the history of these blankets, following traditional pattern and hand-sewing the seams of your one-of-a-kind coat.  Experienced instructors show you traditional techniques, modern twists and ways to personalize your coat with unique embellishments. All materials, including a Point Blanket, 100% wool for sewing and patterns to fit all sizes are supplied and…

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December 2018

Carve a Canoe Paddle – December 1st & 2nd

December 1 @ 9:00 am - December 2 @ 5:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Road
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
$290
Man carving a paddle

/**/ About the Event 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.* This workshop makes a terrific gift and there is no experience necessary! *Russ Parker is a Canoe Museum volunteer and supporter who retired to…

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