Pelts - tanning animal skins
9 - 10 September 2013
In this two day workshop you will
learn how to prepare a deer hide (keeping the hair intact) and tan it
using brains, followed by smoking over a fire pit. If you have been on
the flint knapping course you will be able to use scrapers that you
have made the day before. A chemical free method of tanning used by
native Americans in more recent times - and a method that may have
been used by our ancestors. We will work with roe and fallow deer
pelts. Each participant will take home a tanned skin.
Course fee £160 includes lunch
Teaching between 10am Saturday and 4pm Sunday but come
early for a cup of coffee before we start.
various types is available on the farm.