Traditional Brain Tanning Workshop

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Multiple dates from Saturday, March 28th to Sunday, March 29th

Event Summary

What: Traditional Brain Tanning Workshop near Athabasca, AB
Where: ReSkilled Life Learning Centre near Perryvale AB
Date: March 28th - 29th, 2020
Time: 9 am - 6 pm

This full day workshop will introduce you to the concepts and skills involved in turning an animal hide into buckskin (a hair off, soft fabric like "leather") and hair on hide (think cow hide rug). This is a hands on workshop where you will have the opportunity to work on hides at each stage of the tanning process.

Price: $115.00 - $195.00

Are you intrigued by idea of making your own suede, buckskin, or tanned hides for moccasins, crafts, clothing, or to be more connected to the sources of your clothing? Does the idea of participating in the full life cycle of your garments excite you? Do you want to preserve the memories of the hunt without the cost of a tannery? Or maybe you'd like to commemorate the life of an animal you raised?

It could also be that traditional skills are just a part of who you are and you have a burning desire to reconnect with our collective roots. 

Regardless of your motivation, this workshop is offered up as a guide as you set out on this journey.

This full day workshop will introduce you to the concepts and skills involved in turning an animal hide into buckskin (a hair off, soft fabric like "leather") and hair on hide (think cow hide rug).

You will learn about;

  • How to properly remove a hide into order to preserve it
  • How to preserve a hide until tanning
  • Natural and easy to access materials for tanning tides
  • How tanning works
  • The physiology of skin
  • How to process both hair on and hair off skins
  • Scrapping hides
  • Pickling hides
  • Wringing methods
  • Acidifying buckskin for a soft and supple fabric like hide
  • Brain tanning solutions
  • Stretching methods and tools
  • Smoking hides to keep them water resistant

This is a hands on workshop where you will have the opportunity to work on hides at each stage of the tanning process. 

Registrations are being taken at http://www.reskilledlife.com/tanning-hides/

https://www.facebook.com/events/569773930434892/ 

Natalie@reskilledlife.com

 

Venue

ReSkilled Life Learning Centre
Near Perryvale, AB
Perryvale, AB

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