Deerskin Into Buckskin

A 4-day camp focusing on turning a raw deer skin into soft, smoked buckskin.


Come learn all you need to know to tan buckskin, from scraping, braining, softening and smoking.


Camping in beautiful surroundings, gathered round the fire. 

Bark Tan Weekend

A 2-day course covering the basics of bark tanning. We will tan rabbit furs and salmon skins.


Our bark tanning weekend will teach you how to harvest bark and prepare the tanning solution. Learn how to tan, soften and sew with your skins.


Head home with a soft rabbit fur and some beautiful fish leather. 

One-to-One Tuition

Come and visit one of our tanneries in Devon or Wales and we can get you started, or guide you through your tanning projects.


We are happy to offer tuition, tanning resources and equipment. 


Attended this incredible course last year. The venue was stunning and I felt so immersed in nature. The tutors managed the group needs with finesse, giving everyone the time and attention they needed. I was overwhelmed by the knowledge of our tutors and got more than my monies worth from them. Even if you've tanned before there's so much you can learn. So good I'm considering doing it again just for the sheer enjoyment of being around these talented and knowledgeable ladies.

~Cat Anson, course participant 2016

The course was fantastic. I had very little experience in tanning , yet i was guided to make a stunning, soft buckskin that i love. There was so much detail explained to us and i learnt many new skills.

Since the course I've tanned 4 more skins and i plan to do more!

~Kael, course participant 2017

This course made my heart sing. I was wholeheartedly nourished by the joys of learning new crafts with wonderful people in a beautiful natural setting. And Jessie and Jane are wonderful company and guides.

~ Bruce Parry, Explorer, ethnologist and course participant 2016

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