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Hide Scraper


These tools are hand-forged by Zilka Forgewerks, an artisan blacksmith based in Portland. Use these for fleshing, graining, and membraning hides.  Stainless steel and designed for easy maintenance, they have a bevelled edge on each side for comfortable handling.

To order: buy here and you will receive a confirmation email to ask if you are getting shipping or will pick up.  Pick-up is in Aldergrove, BC.  Shipping is $15 CAD extra within Canada.

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.

Smoke-tanned Buckskin Workshop

Jan 25-27, 2019 Smoke-tanned Buckskin Workshop


This 3-day workshop (with 2-day weekend option) is on the classical method of smoke-tanning (brain-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.

The alchemical combination of fat and smoke – with some hard work – transform deer skins into soft, wearable material.  Participants start with a soaked hide ready for scraping and walk away with a buckskin of their own creation.


Accommodations onsite are available for an additional $30 per night in cabins that sleep up to two.  Email to enquire about accommodations or other questions.

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Sheepskin Rugs ~ Holiday Special!


In celebration of the upcoming season – and its need for soft, cozy accoutrements – all Suffolk sheepskins are for sale.  Orders are being taken for a limited time: until November 29, 2019 or while supplies last.

To place an order, click on the button, fill out your information, and buy your sheepskin.  You will receive a confirmation from me that your order was processed within 1 business day.

Your sheepskin rug will begin tanning and will be ready for pickup or mail by December 12, 2019.

To learn more about Suffolk sheepskins, see below.


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Winter Medicine, November 18 + 25, 2019


Welcome to Winter Medicine, a learning journey easing into the season ahead.  

This two-part course is happening online: Monday, November 18 and Monday, November 25, 2019.  Each session takes place live from 6:30pm-8:00pm Pacific Time.  

You don’t need to join it live – a recording of the class is sent out the same day, so you can sit in at your convenience or watch the class again to glean more from it.