National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association Announces “Living Arts” Class Schedule for National Championship Shoot
September 11th- 19th, 2010
The National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association’s Living Arts program will be sponsoring a number of traditional craft classes at the National Championship Shoot. All classes will take place on the grounds of the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association in Friendship, Indiana in the Primitive Encampment/Living History Center.
Primitive Bow Making Class
Navio Occhialini, master bow maker and longtime head of the NMLRA’s Bow Range, will offer his class on the art of primitive bow making at the Primitive Encampment/Living History Center September 14th and 15th. Instructor supplies the materials to build a Woodland-style bow and three arrows, as well as a “how to” DVD. Some tools are required, and a list can be obtained from contacting the instructor. Cost of the class is $200.00, and is payable at the time of the class. Pre-registration is required, as class size is limited! Instructor needs potential students to contact him at least two weeks before the class, so that he can select the bow stave that will make the student’s desired bow and give the student the list of items to take to class. Contact Navio at 317.872.4920 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Leather Belt Pouch Class
Wayne Troup of Vintage Leather will be teaching a class on belt pouch making Monday, September 13th from 10:00 a.m. to 12: p.m. in the Primitive Encampment/Living History Center at his tent. Wayne has been a professional leatherworker for over thirty years. Besides participating in the NMLRA’s Lore of the Laughery and the two Shoots, Wayne is a highly respected demonstrator at the Feast of the Hunters’ Moon, Mississinewa 1812, the Fair at New Boston, Muster on the Wabash, and many other quality events. He will demonstrate his stitching technique and discuss basic leather construction. Class participants will learn how to turn seam, piping, and button closure. At the end of the session they will have completed an approximately 5” x 6” belt pouch that is big enough to hold a wallet and keys. The class fee of $50.00, payable at the time of the class, includes a leather awl, needle, and the materials to make the pouch. For registration information, contact Wayne at 812.331.4050.