Sat, Apr 01|
Traditional Tanning Small Furs Workshop (Peace River, AB)
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.
Time & Location
Apr 01, 9:30 a.m. MDT – Apr 02, 3:00 p.m. MDT
Peace River, Peace River, AB T0H, Canada
About the event
Come spend the weekend learning the traditional method of tanning small animal pelts (Coyotes & Rabbits) using animal brains (lecithin) and smoking. Choose from multiple locations in Alberta. 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.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. Upon completetion you will leave with your own tanned fur and feeling confident in starting your journey into tanning at home, and step by step instructions you can refer to later.
Please dress appropriately in layers as elements of this workshop will be messy, and partially outdoors.
Minors (under 15yrs) must be accompanied by a registered adult.
Each day runs from 9:30am - aprox 4pm depending on the group progress.
Please bring your own lunch and wear clothing you dont mind getting messy. This workshop will be indoors on day one and some outside work on the final day as we set the tan by smoking the hides.
Traditional Tanning Small FursFrom $169.00 to $225.00
- $169.00Tax: +$8.45 tax
- $179.00Tax: +$8.95 tax
- $225.00Tax: +$11.25 tax