Natural Deer Hide Tanning - Hair off (Braintan Buckskin)

3-day Workshop or *2.5-day Workshop

This course is divided into two parts – one single day and one full weekend. Please choose which options work for you (and note that Part 1 needs to be done ahead of Part 2).

PART 1 (one day) July 9 or September 10 (10:00am – 5:00pm)

PART 2 (weekend) August 12 & 13 or September 16 & 17 (10:00am – 5:00 pm both days)

 *PART 1 & 2 (2.5 days) August 11, 12 , 13 (2-5pm or 5-8pm Friday, 10:00am – 5:00 pm Saturday, and Sunday)

Instructor: Danielle Prophet

Tanning a deer skin is an incredible experience. Tanning is a skill which can hone patience, perseverance, reverence, gratitude and has the potential to be deeply rewarding for the tanner. The deer harvest in Ontario produces a huge number of skins which are not tended to. These often end up being left in the forest or thrown out.

Like all of the old crafts, apprenticeship is a good way to go about learning a skill which has been passed down and honed over the centuries. Tanning is one such old craft that lends itself best to a deeper commitment to the practice. A workshop is an ideal way to test the waters, to
see how the process feels for you.

You will go home with your finished buckskin, which is a unique fabric, praised for its strength and softness. This material is very different from leather you can purchase which has been chemically tanned.

You may also wish to do the longer version of this course. The 4-Day Deeper Dive course covers both sheepskin tanning and deer hide tanning. Click HERE for details.

Keep an eye out for supplementary classes in the fall: Home butchery, Blacksmithing (making hide tanning tools), Rawhide for drums and Sewing with buckskin.

$480.00 (all materials included)
*$375.00 for the 2.5 day workshop (all materials included)

Garden fresh lunches, snacks & coffee included throughout the course. All dietary needs accommodated.

For this course Danielle, the instructor, handles registrations.

Register HERE through her website

Phone – (613) 200 6232

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