Sat, Mar 11|
Tan your own Furs
Come spend the weekend learning the traditional method of tanning your own small animal pelts using brains (lecithin) and smoking.
Time & Location
Mar 11, 9:30 a.m. MST – Mar 12, 3:00 p.m. MDT
Falun, Falun, AB T0C 1H0, Canada
About the event
Come spend the weekend learning the traditional method of tanning your own small animal pelts using brains (lecithin) and smoking. Bring any prepared small animal (Coyote and smaller) skinned, fleshed and dried.
This hands on weekend workshop will guide you through each step in tanning a variety of small animals the way many of our ancestors did without the use of chemicals.
WHAT IS TRADITIONAL BRAIN / SMOKE TANNING?Traditional tanning is when animal hides are preserved using a lecithin and smoke, leaving a durable and soft leather material that is water resistant and washable. They are preserved in a non toxic way using natural materials and elements.Bring your own prepped small animal fur and learn how to tan it traditionally without chemicals in this personalized weekend workshop.
All participant furs must be properly prepped and approved prior to the workshop. Full instructions will be provided and can be found https://www.furharvesters.com/pelthandling.html
The following will be accepted types of furs:
*others can be accepted if they are in a similar size range.
Traditionally tanned hides are completely washable, non toxic, and essentially a carbon neutral product that you can enjoy for decades. Smoking finished hides will set the tan on the final day and discussion on care and cleaning, along with tips on sewing and crafting with tanned furs will round out this the weekend.
Minors under the age of 15yrs must be accompanied by a registered adult. Space will be limited to 20 participants total. Registrations $125 / per person (includes both days). Refunds will not be issued if your fur or hide is not suitable for tanning and has not been prepped as outlined. Please get in touch if you need clarification or more information.
Tan your Own Fur$129.00Tax: +$6.45 tax