Mitten Making Drop-In with Sheila Cailleau

Mitten Making Drop-In with Sheila Cailleau

Wednesdays from July 21st until August 24th | 12:00-3:30pm


Give back this summer at the C2 Centre for Craft.

As part of her Warm Hands, Warm Hearts project, leather worker Sheila Cailleau is offering free mitten making mini workshops on Wednesdays this summer. Participants learn how to make leather mittens by creating mittens from reused coats that will be donated to those in need once they are completed. Participants get to learn the art of hand-crafting mittens, and the mittens they make are donated to folks in need. Sheila’s goal is to have 200 pairs of leather mittens ready to donate by the first snowfall of 2022. And she needs your help to do it!

Two Ways to Help

1. Sew a pair! Sign up to participate in a free mitten-making workshop.The mittens you sew will be donated to those in need, and the new skills are yours to keep! Workshops take place every Wednesday, 12-3:30 pm at the C2 Centre for Craft, 1-329 Cumberland Ave. Please register for this free workshop through this google form. You are welcome to register for multiple sessions if desired.

2. Donate your old leather and fur items… jackets, chaps, bags, etc. Well-worn items, even those with rips, can be repurposed. Donations may be dropped off at the C2 Centre for Craft, 1-329 Cumberland Ave, Wed-Sat, 12-4 pm.

About Sheila Cailleau
Born and raised near Kenora in Northwestern Ontario, Sheila Cailleau is the founder and owner of Magpie Chiq in Winnipeg. Inspired by nature and her Metis roots, Sheila works with leather and fur to create beautiful, luxurious and functional items: boots, mitts, shoes and bags. Each handcrafted, hand sewn item captures the authenticity of our northern land as we live it today, in a coffee shop, at a hockey rink, a summer festival, on a frozen lake, wherever your spirit takes you.