Modeste Creek Saddles


Modeste Creek sadddles

Classes and Workshops

classes and workshops


We teach both Leatherworking and Blacksmithing Classes on our Farm near Winfield AB. Jeff is a wonderful teacher and all students leave with lots of new skills, beautiful gear and sense of accomplishment.
Currently we only book monthly blacksmithing classes, but can also book private leatherwork and forge work classes on demand.
Classes are taught in our on Farm forge and safety and fun are our top priorities. We want people to experience traditional forge work and leave proud of their pieces. In our careers and on our homeschool journey, we have seen the immense value in learning life skills, traditional and often forgotten methods of working/creating and living with resources we have available locally.

As a homeschooling family, We are really interested in getting families and teenagers into the art, so we hold small classes to accommodate younger teens than most other forges allow. Generally we are 12+, but we also do parent-child classes so parents can learn along side their younger children, who are interested.
Classes are $300 per person for knife building classes and include all instruction and materials, as well as a leather knife sheath for your new knife. Forge tools and custom classes vary so please contact for more details.
We can offer camping and have other great accommodations close by, depending on the season, so please let us know if you need need help booking this. For summer camping we are within 10 min of pigeon lake provincial park, Zeiner campground, and Twin lakes. All have great beaches and water access for boating and kayaking. Hidden Springs guest house is 5 min away and has amazing cross country skiing in the winter. The Inn at village of pigeon lake is 20 min away and a great place to stay. 
modeste creek saddles


Please contact us to find out availability and to book your spot!
April 19 & 20, 2024- Tomahawk Axe Class- *Full*
May 10 & 11, 2024- *Full*
June 14 &15, 2024- *Full*
July 26 & 27, 2024- Axe Course
August 16 & 17, 2024
September 13 & 14, 2024
October 4 & 5, 2024
November 1 & 2, 2024 - Axe Course
December 6 & 7, 2024

If you are interested in a camping tool, bowie knife, forge building or ornament class, please send us an email. When we have enough interested on the waitlist- we can do the class. 

** If you're interested in joining the waitlist for a class, please let us know

If you are interested in a custom class, please contact us. We can be flexible with scheduling. Get a group of 4-8 people together and we can create a class for you! Great from homeschool groups, families, bachelor/bachelorette parties and more!

If none of these dates work for you, or you are interested in a custom class, please contact us.

classes and workshops


See what other have to say about our classes!
The Krikke Family

We loved the blacksmithing / knife making course! Krista was great to coordinate with, and Jeff a true mentor to our kids. He demonstrated patience and professional expertise while giving participants space to be both challenged and satisfied with their work. Highly recommend!!

The Oro Family
Jeff is a great teacher and very talented. He was patient and encouraging and fun to be around. The class is a relaxed atmosphere while being a challenge. The kids were so proud of their knives. We loved the class and can't wait to do another!
Russ Finlay
I have wanted to learn to make knives for years. Jeff took me on. We started with a chunk of bearing race....a lost and wasted piece of metal. With heat and pressure Jeff helped me turn it into a very useable knife. He's a skilled teacher. Thanks Jeff!

Spots Fill Fast!

Contact us to book your spot in one of our upcoming classes today!