Crow’s Nest Wildcraft

Current offerings

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.

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Winter Medicine, November 18 + 25, 2019

$48.00

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.

 

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Smoke-tanned Buckskin Workshop

Jan 25-27, 2019 Smoke-tanned Buckskin Workshop

$265.00$290.00

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 crowsnest.wildcraft@gmail.com to enquire about accommodations or other questions.

List of available workshops

Introductory Plant Walk Workshop

Introductory Plant Walk

A half-day walkabout becoming acquainted with local plants, both those who evolved on this continent and recent transplants. We will…

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Holistic First Aid Workshop

Holistic First Aid

An introduction to basic first aid care and emergency preparedness.  Incorporated are elements of Wilderness First Aid, Occupational First Aid,…

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Herbal Medicine Making Workshop

Herbal Medicine Making

The medicine of plants is contained within their phytoconstituents, and these can be extracted with various menstrua (natural solvents) to…

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Smoke-tanned Buckskin Workshop

Smoke-tanned Buckskin

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

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Rawhide Making Workshop

Rawhide Making

Rawhide is more than it seems. This stiff, preserved hide has been through some stages of the tanning process but…

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wool, sheepskin, hide tanning

Fleece Craft

An exploration of textile creation, centred on sheep. One track a fibre class; one track a hide-tanning class; plus some…

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