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Want style and warmth?

Lure of the North Workshops

Make traditional moccasins, mittens, baskets and more.
From $160

Make your own traditional winter moccasins

Find a workshop near you.

Create your very own pair of hand-crafted, traditional winter moccasins in this fun and engaging 2-day workshop with Kielyn and Dave, Lure of the North. They know first hand that moccasins are the warmest, lightest and coziest style of winter footwear you may ever own!  

More 2016 dates coming soon. 

September 17 & 18 – Haliburton 

October 29 & 30 - Canadian Canoe Museum, Peterborough

December 3 & 4 – Scanlon Creek Conservation Area, Bradford

Other summer workshops include: summer moccasins, birch basket weekend getaway, chainsaw milling. 

Other Fall workshops include: Winter Camping Symposium; Make Your Own Snowshoe Bindings and Snowshoe Weaving.


This isn’t your usual, “we’ll do all the work for you” type workshop. When it comes to making your own Moccasins with Lure of the North, you make the entire boot from scratch. You take all your own measurements, choose and cut your own deerskin and sew every single detail. I couldn’t believe that we actually mastered that pucker stitch and managed to make a good-looking rounded toe.

Daves moccasin

They offer ribbon and fur for decoration and I loved the fact that Kie told us that they get their fur from old fur coats at value village or online. No animal was harmed for their fur, the fur on our boots came from some grandmother’s old coat made back in the 50’s. (or maybe 60’s or 70’s

We stitched and sewed for a full day and had left in the dark evening with what was starting to resemble a Moccasin.

By the end of day two, our fingers were tender from being repeatedly poked with our leather needles, but at 5:00 when we all ran outside to take photos of our boots, they looked fantastic! I was especially pleased with Dave’s design. He made moccasins that fit his personality and captured his fun for flare.

Davs excited about his moccasins

After an amazing weekend with Dave and Kielyn of Lure of the North, we came away with new friends and an excitement for what we have ahead. They are two very inspiring, focused people and we are honoured and humbled to get to know them. These are two true adventurers who face the elements, take on epic challenges and are willing to share their expertise with us all.

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