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Moccasins and Boots Workshop

The Moccasin Workshop, whilst twinned with the Hideworking 2 Day Intensive Workshop this spring, is also available as a standalone weekend workshop.

The moccasin was, and still is renowned the world over for quietness, flexibility and just feeling closer to nature. Ellsworth Jaeger in his book ‘Wildwood Wisdom’ tells us that “moccasins are “the best natural footwear that has ever been devised. The moccasined foot can feel it’s way along the trail and are light and warm at night. Moccasined feet are like the pads of animals””. Jim Riggs author of the Blue Mountain Buckskin manual says quite simply “”buckskin moccasins give you magic feet!"

During this two day workshop you’ll learn a lot about designing lightweight, comfortable and extremely packable foot wear, as well as making an accurate working pattern to work from. You’ll be shown several different stitches and seam types, using needle and thread and also leather thonging to sew your boots. Flexible leather, paint on rubber soling, water proofing wax and leather working tools will all be provided. The design of moccasin you choose is up to you (some are simpler than others) and although various examples of finished moccasin types and their patterns will also be available for you to be inspired by, letting your creative side loose for the weekend is definitely encouraged.

We’ve had knee high boots and long distance bare foot running shoes roll off the production line in the past!

Don’t forget that this two day workshop follows straight on from the Hideworking 2 Day Intensive Workshop for anyone who would first like to learn how to make the buckskin and then make their own moccasins from it! Booking both workshops together means that you’ll pay a discounted price for both!

Numbers on both workshops will be limited to keep the group small and cosy, so book early to avoid disappointment.

Arrival is 7pm on the Friday evening and finish time around 5pm on the Sunday.

There is a discounted price of £355 for booking BOTH the Moccasins and Hideworking Workshops.

PLEASE NOTE: This course is one of our wilderness crafts workshops and is therefore a part self catered course. Please bring enough lunch and main meals for the duration as the base camp is quite remote and re-supply is a bit of a mission. Breakfast is provided and hot drinks, fruit and snacks are available all day. You will have full use of our kitchen and cooking equipment and your food will be stored securely in waterproof containers or a cool box provided by us. Personal camp fires are absolutely fine and fire wood is plentiful and free.


Moccasins and Boots Workshop

Moccasins and Boots Workshop

2 days

30-Mar-2018 to 01-Apr-2018

Start 19.00

Finish 17.00

£195 per person

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