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Spend the day spiffing up your oars in this hands-on leather stitching class. Sewn-on oar leathers are a simple and elegant way to protect fine wooden oars from chafing in their oarlocks. Join instructor Katelyn Kean to learn various stitching techniques, materials, and a brief history of leather work within the maritime trades. Participants can wrap their own oars or practice stitching skills on a sample project. Each participant will leave with an example of their work and resources for continuing the craft at home!

Saturday Summer Series: Leatherwork

August 3, 2024 last day to register is August 2
9 AM – 5 PM (one hour for lunch) | $89 member, $99 non-member

Adult Classes / Boatshop Workshops



Aug 03 2024


9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Aug 03 2024
  • Time: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm


431 Water Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368


Northwest Maritime Center

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431 Water Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368
Phone: 360.385.3628
Fax: 360.385.4742


Admin Offices &

H.W. McCurdy Library
Monday – Friday
9 AM – 4:30 PM

Wooden Boat Chandlery
Closed for Winter Construction

Marine Thrift

Thursday – Saturday
9 AM – 3 PM

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The mission of the Northwest Maritime Center is to engage and educate people of all generations in traditional and contemporary maritime life, in a spirit of adventure and discovery.

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