CANCELLED - Moose Hair Tufting - CANCELLED
Instructor: Kay Harradine
Required Skills: Suitable for all but does require hand strength ability to pull knots tight.
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.
Supplies Student Should Bring to Class: Small sharp scissors or Fiskars snips, old toothbrush, small towel, pencil, and band-aid.
Supplies Provided by Instructor: Buckskin, leather lacing, moose , elk and caribou hair, Pelion, stiffener, Glover’s needles, awls, artificial sinew, thread, and wax.
Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm with 1-hour lunch
$140 (includes $45 materials fee)