MCML Workshop: Mini Inuit Mitts with Gayle Gruben

In this workshop you will learn how to make a miniature pair of traditional Inuit mittens. The mittens, only standing about 3 or 4 inches tall, will be made using seal skin hides and sinew. You will also be making a leather thimble to help with sewing.


Workshop runs: Saturday, November 23, 2019

12:30 – 3:30 PM


Registration Deadline: Friday, November 15, 2019


Registration fee: $45 (MCML member); $50 (non-member)

Kit fee: $10


Register below:

Sorry, this workshop is currently full. If you would like to be placed on the wait list, please contact us at or call us at 204-615-3951.


Meet your Instructor: Gayle Gruben

I am Inuvialuk (Inuit) from the Inuvialuit Settlement Region of the Western Arctic – my hometown is Tuktoyaktuk, NT. I have been creating traditional garments using furs and hides for 33 years. I was taught by my grandmother and my mother-in-law. I am passionate about my culture and traditions and I share my learnings with those who are willing to learn. I have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren.