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Brain Tanning Fur Workshop

2 Days $275

Lodging-Meals Form DAPP LOCATION ONLY

DATES SCHEDULED

To Be Announced



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.


VISIT COURSE GALLERIES


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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