Moose Hair Tufting
Description: Tufting is an amazing embroidery technique from the far north which takes advantage of the hollow hairs of large mammals living in cold climates. Practice tufting on small scraps, then for this project you will make a small drawn up pouch from buckskin. Decorate the reinforced flap with a tufted design using natural and dyed moose, elk and caribou hair. Finally, you will finish with a three-bead edge stitch. A leather neck cord completes your creation, ready to wear. Note-beadwork may need to be completed outside of class.
Required Skills: Suitable for all, but requires hand strength ability to pull knots tight
Instructor: Kay Harradine
Supplies Student Should Bring to Class: Small sharp scissors or Fiskars snips, old toothbrush, small towel, pencil, and bandaid
Supplies Provided by Instructor: Buckskin, leather lacing, moose , elk and caribou hair, Pelion, stiffener, Glover’s needles, awls, artificial sinew, thread, wax.
Day/Time: Saturday, Oct 19, 9:00 - 5:00 with a 1 hour lunch break
Sale Price: $140 (includes $45 materials fee) - for registration received no later than August 31.
Regular Price: $150 (includes $45 materials fee) - for registration received Sept 1 or later.