Photo Courtesy Brian J. Theriault

Snowshoe maker to sign DIY book



Photo Courtesy Brian J. Theriault

Father and son showshoe makers Edmond and Brian Theriault have writte a book about snowshoe making. Brian Theriault will sign copies of the book at Sherman’s Bookstore on Wednesday, Sept. 24, from 6-8 p.m.

BAR HARBOR — Master snowshoe maker Brian J. Theriault will sign copies of “Leaving Tracks: A Maine Tradition,” a book he and his father, Edmond Theriault, wrote. The signing will take place at Sherman’s Bookstore on Wednesday, Sept. 24, from 6-8 p.m.

For father and son, making snowshoes has been a four-decade passion that has taken them from novices to world-class craftsmen. However, fearing that the art may be dying out among the wider population, the duo has written a book to help anyone create their own traditional snowshoes with relative ease.

“Leaving Tracks: A Maine Tradition” walks readers through the entire process, even if they only have basic woodworking experience.

“The book is definitive,” says Brian, “it contains almost ninety diagrams and over three-hundred-and-fifty pictures. We’ve worked diligently to explain even the minutest of details. All weaving patterns are divulged, as well as how to make and use the various tools readers will encounter.”

The pair also teach classes and have produced a DVD on the subject. This book is the next step in their mission to keep the world producing, using and cherishing traditionally hand-crafted snowshoes.

Contact Brian Theriault at 631-7107 or [email protected], or visit

www.ilovesnowshoes.com

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