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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Mukluks - More on the subject

It seems like every week since winter started, I have received one or two requests for my copy of the Mukluk making pamphlet that I discussed in the post below "Mukluk Central."

The cold weather must be ratcheting up the interest!

It tickles me to get these and my wife, Patsy, just giggles. She says that I should start charging for them. She's always after that extra buck. I am NOT going to charge for the copies you guys out there request, but I do hope nobody "steels" the document and starts pirating it everywhere.

I picked the pamphlet up at the Alaska State Fair in Palmer, Alaska in 1972.

Over the last couple of years, I have had in excess of thirty (30) requests for the document.

I get them from everywhere. Some even has arrived from Alaska and Canada (just today I received a second request from Canada). I had one the first part of December from a great guy in Belgium.

My new friend Sep Vandeweyer (Belgium) even responded to my request for pictures of his product. He had made a trial run by making a pair for his son.

You guys keep asking and I will keep sending it out.


  1. Hi John
    Im very intrested in making a pair of handmade mukluks and I wonder if you can send me a copy of Making Mukluks And Mittens With Fur
    Very best regards

  2. Alex,

    The pamphlet is on the way!

    Enjoy, my friend.


  3. Hi John, what a great site you have. I have just started my mukluk project. I am using seal skin, but would love to have a copy of the pamphlet to use as a resource.

    my email:

  4. Good Day Mr. John Howard,
    I would very much appreciate a copy of your "How to make Mukluks & Mittens with fur". It is difficult to find precise information on this subject. Glad to see you are sharing a fading knowledge, our ancestors would be proud.
    Have a great day,

  5. Here is one more request. I just finished cleaning six rabbits and I am tanning the hides. Hoping to make mittens with a copy of "Making Mukluks and Mittens With Fur". Hope your shoulder is getting better. Thank you in advanced.

  6. Kathleen,
    I need your email in order to send the pamphlet.
    Will get it out right away.

  7. Kathleen,
    By the way, you can reach me directly at should you not want to post your email here.

    Additionally, Thanks for inquiring about my shoulder. I see the Orthopedic Surgeon next Tuesday.