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PREPARE YOUR OWN RAWHIDE
TURN A FRESH DEER SKIN INTO CLEAN RAWHIDE

Join us to prepare a raw, fresh deer skin into rawhide ready to make a drum or crafts.

If you are planning on making a shamanic drum, but would like a deeper connection to the skin you use...

If you would like to learn this ancient skill of working with skins to make rawhide...

Come for a one-day workshop preparing a deer skin into rawhide.

We provide all the materials and equipment you need for the day. 

With respect and honouring for a deeper connection to the deer skin that goes into your shamanic drum or crafts. Be part of the transformation, read the scars and stories in the skin of your deer. The rebirthing of a skin, from death comes new life.

Please note this is just preparing the skin, not making a drum.

Private bookings available. 

1 person £230 each

2 people £150 each

3 people £130 each

4 people £125 each

We have 10 years of experience preparing rawhides for drum makers... and are happy to take you on this journey.


Please email oakandsmoketannery@gmail.com for bookings and information

  • August Hide Camp, Wales
    August Hide Camp, Wales
    Tue, 27 Aug
    Coetir Anian
    27 Aug 2024, 09:00 – 01 Sept 2024, 13:00
    Coetir Anian, Machynlleth SY20, UK
    A 6-day camp learning to tan deer, rabbit and salmon skins. Camping in beautiful surroundings, gathered round the fire.
  • Honouring the Deer October 2024
    Honouring the Deer October 2024
    Wed, 16 Oct
    Dartmoor National Park
    16 Oct 2024, 17:00 BST – 22 Oct 2024, 13:00 BST
    Dartmoor National Park, United Kingdom
    Deeply PRACTICAL AND Soulfully PRAYERFUL
  • Honouring the Deer March 2025
    Honouring the Deer March 2025
    Tue, 25 Mar
    Dartmoor National Park
    25 Mar 2025, 17:00 GMT – 31 Mar 2025, 14:00 BST
    Dartmoor National Park, United Kingdom
    Deeply PRACTICAL AND Soulfully PRAYERFUL
  • May Hide Camp, Devon
    May Hide Camp, Devon
    Tue, 21 May
    Moretonhampstead, Newton Abbot TQ13, UK
    21 May 2024, 09:00 BST – 26 May 2024, 13:00 BST
    Moretonhampstead, Newton Abbot TQ13, UK
    A 6-day camp learning to tan deer, rabbit and salmon skins. Camping in beautiful surroundings, gathered round the fire.
  • Deer Rawhide Drum Skin Day 13th April
    Deer Rawhide Drum Skin Day 13th April
    Sat, 13 Apr
    Moretonhampstead
    13 Apr 2024, 10:00 – 16:00
    Moretonhampstead, Moretonhampstead, Newton Abbot TQ13, UK
    Turn a raw hairy deerskin into a beautiful clean rawhide for your drum.
  • Honouring the Deer March 2024
    Honouring the Deer March 2024
    Mon, 18 Mar
    Devon
    18 Mar 2024, 16:00 GMT – 24 Mar 2024, 12:00 GMT
    Devon, United Kingdom
    Deeply PRACTICAL AND Soulfully PRAYERFUL
  • Deer Rawhide Drum Skin Day
    Deer Rawhide Drum Skin Day
    Sat, 02 Mar
    Moretonhampstead
    02 Mar 2024, 10:00 – 16:00
    Moretonhampstead, Moretonhampstead, Newton Abbot TQ13, UK
    Turn a raw hairy deerskin into a beautiful clean rawhide for your drum.
  • Deer Leather Pouch Making
    Deer Leather Pouch Making
    Sat, 03 Feb
    Dartington
    03 Feb 2024, 10:00 – 13:00
    Dartington, Dartington, Totnes TQ9, UK
    Craft a beautiful pouch from deer leather and buckskin.
  • HONOURING THE DEER October 2023
    HONOURING THE DEER October 2023
    Wed, 18 Oct
    Devon
    18 Oct 2023, 17:00 BST – 24 Oct 2023, 10:00 BST
    Devon, United Kingdom
    Deeply PRACTICAL AND Soulfully PRAYERFUL
  • Hide Camp (September)
    Hide Camp (September)
    Wed, 06 Sept
    Devon
    06 Sept 2023, 09:00 BST – 10 Sept 2023, 16:00 BST
    Devon, United Kingdom
    A 5-day camp learning to make buckskin, rawhide and bark tanned leather. Camping in beautiful surroundings, gathered round the fire.
  • Hide Camp (May)
    Hide Camp (May)
    Wed, 24 May
    The Cambrian wildwood
    24 May 2023, 09:00 BST – 28 May 2023, 16:00 BST
    The Cambrian wildwood, Machynlleth SY20, UK
    A 5-day camp learning to make buckskin, rawhide and bark tanned leather. Camping in beautiful surroundings, gathered round the fire.
  • HONOURING THE DEER
    HONOURING THE DEER
    Sat, 18 Mar
    Devon
    18 Mar 2023, 09:00 GMT – 24 Mar 2023, 16:00 GMT
    Devon, United Kingdom
    Deeply PRACTICAL AND Soulfully PRAYERFUL
  • Deerskin into Buckskin - Wales
    Deerskin into Buckskin - Wales
    Sun, 14 Jul
    Old Chapel Farm
    14 Jul 2019, 16:00 – 18 Jul 2019, 16:00
    Old Chapel Farm, Old Chapel Farmhouse, Tylwch, Llanidloes SY18 6JR, UK
    A 4-day camp focusing on turning a raw deer skin into soft, smoked buckskin.
  • Deerskin into Buckskin - Devon
    Deerskin into Buckskin - Devon
    Mon, 13 May
    Bluebell woods
    13 May 2019, 16:00 – 17 May 2019, 16:00
    Bluebell woods, Moretonhampstead TQ13, UK
    A 4-day camp focusing on turning a raw deer skin into soft, smoked buckskin.
  • Bark Tanning Weekend
    Bark Tanning Weekend
    Mon, 08 Apr
    Fireplace in the woods
    08 Apr 2019, 19:00
    Fireplace in the woods, Devon, UK
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  • Deerskin into Buckskin (1)
    Deerskin into Buckskin (1)
    Tue, 26 Feb
    Fireplace in the woods
    26 Feb 2019, 18:00
    Fireplace in the woods, Devon, UK
    Learn everything you need to know to...
  • One-to-one tuition
    One-to-one tuition
    Wed, 30 Jan
    Location is TBD
    30 Jan 2019, 19:00
    Location is TBD
    Bla bla bla
  • Deerskin into Buckskin
    Deerskin into Buckskin
    Wed, 30 Jan
    Fireplace in the woods
    30 Jan 2019, 18:00
    Fireplace in the woods, Devon, UK
    Learn everything you need to know to...
  • August Hide Camp, Wales
    August Hide Camp, Wales
    Tue, 27 Aug
    Coetir Anian
    27 Aug 2024, 09:00 – 01 Sept 2024, 13:00
    Coetir Anian, Machynlleth SY20, UK
    A 6-day camp learning to tan deer, rabbit and salmon skins. Camping in beautiful surroundings, gathered round the fire.
  • Honouring the Deer October 2024
    Honouring the Deer October 2024
    Wed, 16 Oct
    Dartmoor National Park
    16 Oct 2024, 17:00 BST – 22 Oct 2024, 13:00 BST
    Dartmoor National Park, United Kingdom
    Deeply PRACTICAL AND Soulfully PRAYERFUL
  • Honouring the Deer March 2025
    Honouring the Deer March 2025
    Tue, 25 Mar
    Dartmoor National Park
    25 Mar 2025, 17:00 GMT – 31 Mar 2025, 14:00 BST
    Dartmoor National Park, United Kingdom
    Deeply PRACTICAL AND Soulfully PRAYERFUL
  • May Hide Camp, Devon
    May Hide Camp, Devon
    Tue, 21 May
    Moretonhampstead, Newton Abbot TQ13, UK
    21 May 2024, 09:00 BST – 26 May 2024, 13:00 BST
    Moretonhampstead, Newton Abbot TQ13, UK
    A 6-day camp learning to tan deer, rabbit and salmon skins. Camping in beautiful surroundings, gathered round the fire.
  • Deer Rawhide Drum Skin Day 13th April
    Deer Rawhide Drum Skin Day 13th April
    Sat, 13 Apr
    Moretonhampstead
    13 Apr 2024, 10:00 – 16:00
    Moretonhampstead, Moretonhampstead, Newton Abbot TQ13, UK
    Turn a raw hairy deerskin into a beautiful clean rawhide for your drum.
  • Honouring the Deer March 2024
    Honouring the Deer March 2024
    Mon, 18 Mar
    Devon
    18 Mar 2024, 16:00 GMT – 24 Mar 2024, 12:00 GMT
    Devon, United Kingdom
    Deeply PRACTICAL AND Soulfully PRAYERFUL
  • Deer Rawhide Drum Skin Day
    Deer Rawhide Drum Skin Day
    Sat, 02 Mar
    Moretonhampstead
    02 Mar 2024, 10:00 – 16:00
    Moretonhampstead, Moretonhampstead, Newton Abbot TQ13, UK
    Turn a raw hairy deerskin into a beautiful clean rawhide for your drum.
  • Deer Leather Pouch Making
    Deer Leather Pouch Making
    Sat, 03 Feb
    Dartington
    03 Feb 2024, 10:00 – 13:00
    Dartington, Dartington, Totnes TQ9, UK
    Craft a beautiful pouch from deer leather and buckskin.
  • HONOURING THE DEER October 2023
    HONOURING THE DEER October 2023
    Wed, 18 Oct
    Devon
    18 Oct 2023, 17:00 BST – 24 Oct 2023, 10:00 BST
    Devon, United Kingdom
    Deeply PRACTICAL AND Soulfully PRAYERFUL
  • Hide Camp (September)
    Hide Camp (September)
    Wed, 06 Sept
    Devon
    06 Sept 2023, 09:00 BST – 10 Sept 2023, 16:00 BST
    Devon, United Kingdom
    A 5-day camp learning to make buckskin, rawhide and bark tanned leather. Camping in beautiful surroundings, gathered round the fire.
  • Hide Camp (May)
    Hide Camp (May)
    Wed, 24 May
    The Cambrian wildwood
    24 May 2023, 09:00 BST – 28 May 2023, 16:00 BST
    The Cambrian wildwood, Machynlleth SY20, UK
    A 5-day camp learning to make buckskin, rawhide and bark tanned leather. Camping in beautiful surroundings, gathered round the fire.
  • HONOURING THE DEER
    HONOURING THE DEER
    Sat, 18 Mar
    Devon
    18 Mar 2023, 09:00 GMT – 24 Mar 2023, 16:00 GMT
    Devon, United Kingdom
    Deeply PRACTICAL AND Soulfully PRAYERFUL
  • Deerskin into Buckskin - Wales
    Deerskin into Buckskin - Wales
    Sun, 14 Jul
    Old Chapel Farm
    14 Jul 2019, 16:00 – 18 Jul 2019, 16:00
    Old Chapel Farm, Old Chapel Farmhouse, Tylwch, Llanidloes SY18 6JR, UK
    A 4-day camp focusing on turning a raw deer skin into soft, smoked buckskin.
  • Deerskin into Buckskin - Devon
    Deerskin into Buckskin - Devon
    Mon, 13 May
    Bluebell woods
    13 May 2019, 16:00 – 17 May 2019, 16:00
    Bluebell woods, Moretonhampstead TQ13, UK
    A 4-day camp focusing on turning a raw deer skin into soft, smoked buckskin.
  • Bark Tanning Weekend
    Bark Tanning Weekend
    Mon, 08 Apr
    Fireplace in the woods
    08 Apr 2019, 19:00
    Fireplace in the woods, Devon, UK
    bla bla bla
  • Deerskin into Buckskin (1)
    Deerskin into Buckskin (1)
    Tue, 26 Feb
    Fireplace in the woods
    26 Feb 2019, 18:00
    Fireplace in the woods, Devon, UK
    Learn everything you need to know to...
  • One-to-one tuition
    One-to-one tuition
    Wed, 30 Jan
    Location is TBD
    30 Jan 2019, 19:00
    Location is TBD
    Bla bla bla
  • Deerskin into Buckskin
    Deerskin into Buckskin
    Wed, 30 Jan
    Fireplace in the woods
    30 Jan 2019, 18:00
    Fireplace in the woods, Devon, UK
    Learn everything you need to know to...
August Hide Camp, Wales
August Hide Camp, Wales
27 Aug 2024, 09:00
Coetir Anian

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

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This Hide Camp was a wonderful experience. It was a brilliant few days - fantastic food cooked over an open fire, lovely people, and so interesting learning about natural tanning from two highly knowledgeable tutors. Jessie and Jane explained everything with such patience and expertise - it was truly fascinating, and great inspiration on many levels. Thier kindness and sensitivity with people and the elements meant we learned a lot and really enjoyed all the processes involved. I feel very connected with the skins I worked on, and have become much more conscious of other materials around me, and where they come from. Highly recommended.

-Nikki Chambers, course participant 2018

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I had no idea what to expect but the whole experience was mind changing. The tutoring in hide preparation was excellent, but the bonus was the introduction to a culture so removed the pressures of city life, away from the windows we look through every day, be it house windows or TV and computer screens. A true appreciation is gained of the work our ancestors had to do to turn hides into clothes.

- Phil Joyce, course participant 2016

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This Hide Camp was a wonderful experience. It was a brilliant few days - fantastic food cooked over an open fire, lovely people, and so interesting learning about natural tanning from two highly knowledgeable tutors. Jessie and Jane explained everything with such patience and expertise - it was truly fascinating, and great inspiration on many levels. Thier kindness and sensitivity with people and the elements meant we learned a lot and really enjoyed all the processes involved. I feel very connected with the skins I worked on, and have become much more conscious of other materials around me, and where they come from. Highly recommended.

~ Anna Ricketts, course participant, 2018

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