Creating true buckskin leather on the inside of the fur.
This is still considered one of the softest and most durable tanning methods even in our modern times.
Come spend 2 days with us as we show you this traditional method of tanning fur pelts using animal brains or lecithin and smoking over a fire.
Tanning a fox
This workshop is a hands on student participation from start to finish.
Day 1: Morning
Preparing the hides by removing membrane etc., with some general guidelines to making ready the hides
Discussion and demonstration on the safe handling of raw materials used in the process showing how to heat and prepare the tanning solution
Working the solution into the hides
Explanation of equipment and natural material options to prepare for the next step
Day 1: Afternoon
Working the hides until tanned
Gathering the wood and materials needed to smoke the hides
Setting it all up and smoking the hides.
Finally, some discussion, tips and demo’s on sewing and working or crafting with tanned furs
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