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🦌 Natural Hide Tanning Intensive: Honouring the Animals

September 20 @ 10:00 am September 22 @ 3:00 pm

🦌 Natural Hide Tanning Intensive: Honouring the Animals

Join us for a transformative weekend workshop as we dive deep into the ancient art of natural hide tanning. “Honouring the Animals” is more than just a workshop; it’s a sacred journey of respect, connection, and stewardship towards the animals whose hides we work with. From fur-on tanning to bark tanning, this intensive experience explores various methods of hide processing, celebrating the diversity of hides from small squirrels to majestic moose.

Discover the Wisdom of Natural Tanning:

Fur-On Tanning: Learn the traditional method of fur-on tanning, where the animal’s fur remains intact on the hide. Discover the intricacies of preserving fur while tanning the hide, creating soft and supple pelts that retain their natural beauty and warmth.

Buckskin Tanning: Delve into the ancient art of buckskin tanning, transforming raw hides into luxurious, durable leather. Explore techniques for softening and smoking hides, resulting in versatile material ideal for clothing, bags, and ceremonial items.

Bark Tanning: Uncover the time-honored method of bark tanning, utilizing natural plant extracts to tan hides. Explore the sustainable and eco-friendly practices of bark tanning, creating leather with unique colors and textures imbued with the essence of the forest.

Small to Large Animal Processing: From squirrels to moose hides, our workshop offers a comprehensive exploration of hide processing for animals of all sizes. Gain hands-on experience in skinning, fleshing, and stretching hides, honoring each animal’s life through mindful and respectful processing.

Celebrate the Diversity of Hides: Our workshop aims to showcase a wide range of skins, providing participants with the opportunity to learn about and work with various animal hides. Each animal carries its own story and teachings to share.

Join Us in Honouring the Animals: This workshop is a testament to our reverence for nature and our commitment to ethical and sustainable practices. By learning the art of natural hide tanning, we honor the animals who gift us with their hides, fostering a deeper connection to the natural world and the cycles of life and death.

We look forward to welcoming you to this sacred gathering.

Specific workshop descriptions, facilitator bios and ticket info coming soon!~

Coyote Tales Farm Studios

481 Mallard Lake Road
Bancroft, Ontario K0L 1C0 Canada
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613 332 1390
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