Cher Reynen | Hide Tanning Instructor | Wildfibre Organic Tannery ™
I am dedicated to living closely connected to nature and the eco systems I am part of, rural and within the city. I’m a passionate sharer of knowledge, sharing traditional skills, where we can grow our connection to the land authentically and harmoniously into the future, while following in my rich ancestry of Scandinavian / Nordic decent. Alberta has now been home for over 20 years with my 2 children. We have enjoyed raising the complete lineup of farm animals for our own consumption and operating Wildfibre Organic Tannery ™ since 2018 where I mainly tanned sheepskins from my own and other local flocks that were sold and shipped all over North America.
Traditional Brain Tanning Events
- Sat, Jan 27Niton JunctionJan 27, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – Jan 28, 2024, 4:00 p.m.Niton Junction, Niton Junction, AB T0E 1S0, Canadacome empower yourself to learn something new in an immersive 2 day hair-on traditional brain tanning weekend workshop. Enjoy hands-on experience with interactive demonstrations on how to traditionally tan medium - large hides with brain (lecithin) and smoke, from start to finish.
- Sun, Feb 25Niton JunctionFeb 25, 2024, 10:00 a.m. MST – Feb 26, 2024, 4:00 p.m. MSTNiton Junction, Niton Junction, AB T0E 1S0, CanadaThis small animal hide handing and prep includes handling guidelines, preservation, interactive skinning, hands on guided techniques, guided fleshing techniques.
- Time is TBDLocation is TBDTime is TBDLocation is TBDfrom sheepskins to elk rugs, this start to finish full instructional weekend will guide you though each step in the process of traditional brain tanning with hands on and fully interactive experience. Guided by Cher Reynen of Wildfibre Organic Tannery TM. / Prairie Rose Sustainable Skills Inc.