DEERSKIN INTO BUCKSKIN
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.
**The buckskin making course runs back to back with the bark tanning weekend, making it easy to stay around the same fire pit and learn both skills as part of one 6 day hide camp. For the full hide camp experience, come to both!****
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 – Tanning introduction around the fire
The next 3 days we will be tanning Deer skins.
Day 5 – Complete Deerskin, this part of camp finishes when your hide is fully smoked! We’ll support you as much as possible to be finished by 4pm but in previous years people have been known to be smoking hides late into the night.
19th - 23rd July - Moretonhampstead, Devon.
(This camp was due to take place in Mid Wales, but due to knock on effects of Covid 19 we've had to move it to our Devon site)
This camp is open for bookings, however if government lock down guidelines extend past July 4th then we'll reassess
31st August- 4th September- Machynlleth, Mid Wales.
£350 (limited concession places available, please ask)