An exploration of textile creation, centred on sheep. One track a fibre class; one track…
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.
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.
For questions please contact Mara Cur.