October 6 & 7, 2018. This 2-day workshop on alum-tawing creates resilient sheepskin rugs for home use. Alum is a natural constituent found in many soils, and the tawing method is a soaking method that produces bright white leather.
August 4-6, 2018. This 3-day workshop (with 2-day weekend option) is on the classical method of smoke-tanning, the world’s oldest hide tanning technique. Smoke-tanning is the most widespread method, being phenomenally pioneered worldwide in the same epoch as bowmaking.
August 3, 2018. This class is for the folk herbalist interested in learning the basics of home preparedness. We will cover common health ailments such as the flu, injuries, and digestive complaints and their herbal allies.