Crow’s Nest Wildcraft

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Hide Tanning Immersion, November 2019 – February 2020

$975.00

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.

Smoke-tanned Buckskin WorkshopOut Of Stock

Smoke-tanned Buckskin Workshop, March 28-30, 2020

Join in on three days of deep immersion in this hide tanning workshop.

We will be tanning with the smoketan (braintan) method to make buckskin, an ancient textile in resurgence. Along the way we will learn the history of hide tanning and explore the cultural and modern contexts of this craft.

Blue Deer Lodge (formerly Lemon Creek Lodge) is our host and we are so excited to be welcomed at this lovely nook in the woods! We will be sharing a lunchtime meal and staying in the cosy lodge with a fireside living room and nearby trails.

The hides provided are wild deer skins salvaged during the 2019 hunting season. I skin and salvage these hides from animals whose hunters want only the meat. I use the tanner’s pull method to ensure the highest quality of intact hides.

Each participant works with their own deer skin from start to finish, and you take home your own creation at the end. We also help each other out and lean on each other through the tough work.

 

See details below.

*Indoor accommodations sold out.

List of available workshops

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