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Hide Scraper

$65.00

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.

Smoke-tanned Buckskin Workshop

September 13-15, 2019: Smoketanned Buckskin Making

$290.00$325.00

10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

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

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.

 

TUITION PRICE

  • Regular tuition: $325
  • Access* price: $290

*Access price is for elders, Indigenous and PoC (People of Colour), and those with disabilities.

Hide tanning. Sheepskin tanning.

September 7-8, 2019: Alum-taw Sheepskin Tanning

$245.00$275.00

This 2-day workshop on alum-tawing creates resilient sheepskin rugs for home use and explores the co-evolution of sheep-tending and human culture.

 

TUITION PRICE

  • Regular tuition: $275
  • Access* price: $245

*Access price is for elders, Indigenous and PoC (People of Colour), and those with disabilities.