15. April 2017 - 10:00
Brighton, Brighton
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Organic Fur or Buckskin Tanning | Saturday, 15. April 2017

Fun and educational - it's hard going and messy work, but it produces the softest furs or skins and uses no chemicals whatsoever.


 


Over the three days (3rd day optional), you’ll learn how to produce a finished deer skin.  We use a local deer and use entirely organic, primitive methods, as our ancestors would have done.  Did you know that almost every mammal on the planet has the exact size brain to organically tan its own skin?  Using this age old method is messy and it can be hard work - but it produces the softest furs and we love that it promotes ‘zero waste’.  Something we’re very passionate about.


 


Your finished fur can be used to make clothes, shoes, bags or a blanket.  The possibilities are endless! 


 


The course is hosted either in our seaside workshop just outside of Brighton.  We lay on all the campfire tea and coffee you can drink and provide snacks.  Please bring your own lunch (which you are welcome to cook over the fire) and your own tent and sleeping gear.  Or you can rent our Baker Tent or Whelen Shelter and sleeping bag for £50, if you prefer.


“I felt part of the family from the moment I got there.  They were very welcoming and Steve had just the right amount of teaching.  Helping when you needed it but letting you get on with it the rest of the time.  This made it feel like the skin I processed was mine and I had achieved something.  I am hoping to go back for The Whole Deer course.”


 Experience includes:




Take home your hand made fur to appreciate all your hard work - use it for crafts, give it as an extra special gift or just wear it as is!




All the tools and materials you'll need




Tea and coffee all day - bring your own food to cook over the fire




Leave with the knowledge to be able to practice tanning on your own 




Camping




An optional 2nd night stay and time to smoke your skin over the fire on the 3rd day at no additional cost




Minimum age 16


Group size 1-4 people


£295 per person