Private Hide Tanning Workshop


This option is for individuals and groups wishing to learn or practice hide tanning on your own, with some help from me.

A private hide tanning workshop is wonderful for farmers, hunters, fur trappers, and all those curious about learning more who want to learn in a small, intentional setting.  I often travel to Gulf Islands and to backwoods communities to offer these private hide tanning workshops.  Learning on your own or with your friends and community is a deep way to connect with the craft of hide tanning and to set aside time for yourself.

For those wishing to deepen their skill of tanning, this option is a perfect opportunity to blend several hide tanning methods into one window of time, and experiment with your own process of learning.

In a private workshop, I can travel to you or you can travel to my studio in Aldergrove, BC.  You may provide your hunted or harvested skins that we work on together, with instruction and tools brought by me; or I can provide the skins from my ethically-harvested sources.

Pricing as follows:

$250 daily teaching rate

+ materials (hides, etc. when applicable)

+ travel costs (fuel and ferries)

+ accommodations for me, if needed (provided or compensated by you)


To register: a down payment of $250 is made here.



Please feel free to contact me with any questions at

Once you’ve confirmed your private workshop by making the deposit, we can set dates and converse either by phone call or email to solidify details, including:

  • Number of days of workshop
  • Number of participants
  • Source of hides (you or me)
  • Type of hide tanning method