Copy of Deerskin Buckskin
4-day camp learning traditional brain tanning
- 300 British pounds£300
- nr Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor
Starting with a raw deer hide and finishing with a soft, brain tanned buckskin. This course is a practical, hands on experience of how to create a soft, wearable, durable and beautiful buckskin using traditional and ancient methods. Each step will be taught in detail so that you can take this skill home with you. Focus will be on finishing one buckskin each and learning the process. Hide tanning is a physical activity and to make your skin soft will require hard work and perseverance. The harder you work, the more rewarding the process and the softer the leather becomes You don’t need to be extremely fit or have lots of physical strength but you do need to be ready to work hard and give the hide all of your energy. After 4 days everybody should take home their own brain tanned deer skin.