DEERSKIN INTO BUCKSKIN
A whole new design to this years buckskin camp!
This 6 day course will include-
Butching a deer
Rawhide making (and crafting)
Bone tool making
Different smoking techniques
Starting with a raw deer skin and finishing with a soft brain tanned buckskin.
Each step will be taught in detail so that you can continue tanning in the future and the focus will be on each person finishing a whole buckskin to take home.
This is an ancient method of preparing skin, with evidence of brain tanning dating back through the stone ages.
It’s also a highly rewarding experience, requiring energy and focus to work the skin into a soft material.
Participants can make camp in the woods and meadow.
Bring a tent or tarp or contact us if you want to book alternative shelter as there are a few options.
The sun will rise and set as we work hides in the day and play music and eat together around the fire in the evenings.
We invite people to fully immerse in camp life - going with the rhythms of the day, and the hides. Please do your best to leave screens and technology behind.
This course provides two meals a day- breakfast and dinner and the food is organic and wholesome
Day 1: 4pm Arrival, Introductions and tanning overview around the fire
Day 2: Scraping deer skins
Day 3: AM- Butchering a deer, using every part.
PM- Rawhide making, bone tool making, other creative butchery tasks!
Day 4 and 5: – Braining and smoking buckskins
Day 6: Finishing up crafts projects and washing the smokey smell out of the finished buckskins.
There will be time to talk about sewing techniques and pattern cutting.
4th- 9th May 2021
Near Machynlleth, Mid Wales.
This camp is open for bookings
£450 (limited concession places available, please ask)