THE ART OF HIDE TANNING
April 12 — 15, 2018
Join us for a four day immersion into the traditional art of making leather by hand. In this intimate and experiential class, students will tan one deer or goat buckskin from start to finish, learn to make rawhide, and participate in a fur tanning demonstration.
The art of hide tanning is a cross-cultural human legacy, one with an ancient heritage that spans across continents and lineages. Besides full hands-on experience, we will spend time discussing history, methodology and various cultural approaches. Students will leave with an understanding of how to bring to life beautiful hand-tanned leather and fur in their own small home tanning set-ups.
Hide tanning is a physically demanding craft, so be prepared for four full days of very active and fun learning! We are going to learn as much as possible and our days will be packed with richness. No experience is necessary!
All of the hides used this class only come from reliable and sustainably harvested sources – either from California small farms, or from legally hunted deer
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