Smoke-tanned Buckskin

Next workshop: August 4-6, 2018; Langley, BC.

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.

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