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DATES SCHEDULED

March 18 - 19, 2023 Alberta Centre for Trapping & Bushcraft, Dapp
May 5 - 6, 2023 Alberta Centre for Trapping & Bushcraft, Dapp
June 10 - 11, 2023 Alberta Centre for Trapping & Bushcraft, Dapp

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


WORKSHOP OUTLINE:


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


LUNCH

Day 1: Afternoon

  • Working the hides until tanned


Day 2:

  • 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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