Whether you're a hunter or not, leather and animal products have played an important role in your life and the history of the human species.
In this class we will take a raw product and, over the course of multiple days, turn it into a soft, water resistant material useful for many applications in your outdoor adventures.
The course will take place over 5 different days with each class taking about 1-2 hours with a longer Saturday to finish it off.
*class times are maximum time needed and most often will not take as long as posted time. **Youth under 18 should be accompanied by a registered adult.
Class dates: Wednesday April 3rd 6 pm-8 pm -Intro to transforming a raw hide into buckskin -Fleshing and rinsing your hide. Sunday April 7th 2 pm-6 pm -Graining and Rinsing your hide. Tuesday April 9th 6 pm-8 pm -Acidify, Membrane, and wring your hide. Thursday April 11th 6 pm-8 pm -Dress and prep your hide for stretching and smoking. Saturday April 13th 9 am-4 pm -Stretch, smoke, and enjoy your new buckskin hide.
Sign up individually or bring a friend and share a hide to split the work and save money.
If you cannot make one or more of the classes but still want the experience of tanning a hide, contact us and we can try to work something out so you miss little or no info and experience.
Register One person to tan and keep your own hide: $85