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August 2018

Woodburning a Decorative Paddle

August 18 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Road
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
$190

/**/ 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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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