Hide Tanning Immersion, November 2019 – February 2020

This opportunity is for those who wish to sink into the craft of hide tanning, learn within a dedicated group, and tap into the rhythm of the seasons this winter. Welcome to hide time.

Applications are now open!  Follow the link to the application form. Applications close October 31, 2019.

See below for more details.


A small cohort of apprentices will meet monthly for 3-4 days between November 2019 – February 2020. Each month focuses on one core aspect of hide tanning, while preparing for the following month’s session for a continual, seamless flow.

| Month 1 | Nov 29 – Dec 1
Rawhide Making

| Month 2 | Dec 13 – 15
Fur-on tanning (sheepskins)

| Month 3 | Jan 10 – 11
Smoketanned Buckskin (deer or antelope)

| Month 4| Feb 14-17
Barktanning (salmon or deer)

Every hide that you work on, you take home at the end of each session. By February each apprentice will have their own handmade rawhide, sheepskin rug, buckskin textile, and leather.

We also delve deep into the history and sanctity of hide tanning + our own personal ancestral histories with it, and explore important cultural contexts surrounding this craft now and into the future.

| Tuition |

$975: regular tuition
$825: access price*

Payments may be made in monthly instalments of $250/$210.

*access price is for Indigenous, elders, POC, and disabled folks. There is no need to email in advance of choosing this, simply click on the option on the website from the ticket link above.

* 20% discount offered to previous students of Crowsnest Wildcraft.

| Location + Venue |

Each session is at Laurica Farm at my wood-heated workshop. Laurica is a beautiful 5-acre in rural Aldergrove, on Kwantlen and Matsqui First Nations territory. Indoor accommodations are available next door at the cabins at Fraser Common Farm.

Any questions can be directed to crowsnest.wildcraft@gmail.com.