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Smoke-tanned Buckskin Workshop

Protected: April 12-14, 2019: Private Class; Smoketanned Buckskin Making

$290.00

April 12 at 9:30 AM – April 14 at 5 PM

Location:
Laurica Farm, 25775 12 Avenue, Langley, British Columbia V4W 2J7

Welcome, to all Chilliwack Metis Association members and your loved ones!  Thank you for coming out to this workshop.  I look forward to meeting each of you.

This 3-day workshop is on the classical method of smoke-tanning, the world’s oldest and most prolific hide tanning technique.

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

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April 2-4, 2019: Fleece Craft

$375.00

 

An exploration of textile creation, centred on sheep. One track a fibre class; one track a hide-tanning class; plus some craft surprises and the history and lore of this storied animal.

All levels of experience and ability are welcome. These DIY methods are easily transferable to the home level, and each person goes home with their own handcrafted project or collection of samples. Participants choose between the fibre or hide-tanning class, with some overlap of instruction and experimentation.

Hide Scraper

$45.00

These tools are hand-forged by Zilka Forgewerks, an artisan blacksmith based in Portland. Use these for fleshing, graining, and membraning hides.  Made with tempered steel and designed for easy cleaning, 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.

Smoke-tanned Buckskin Workshop

June 29-July 1 2019: Smoketanned Buckskin Making

$325.00

10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Location:
Laurica Farm, 25775 12 Avenue, Langley, British Columbia V4W 2J7

This workshop is a collaboration with EatWild!  Check out their incredible array of adventures and learning expeditions at www.eatwild.ca.  Tickets on sale now.

This 3-day buckskin workshop is on the classical method of smoke-tanning (brain-tanning), the world’s oldest and most widespread hide tanning technique.

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 velvety buckskin of their own creation.