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Hide Tanning Classes

These workshops are a really great time.  You will have the opportunity to learn lots, and you will take your finished leather/sheepskin home with you. Lunch and snacks are provided by the Cordwood Studio and the food is so good, some folks would take the class just for the meals.  

We will provide you with all materials, tools, skins etc.  You just need to show up in some work clothing, ready to enjoy yourself. 

  • Sheepskin Tanning
    Sheepskin Tanning
    Sat, Sep 14
    The Natural Tannery
    Sep 14, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – Sep 15, 2024, 5:00 p.m.
    The Natural Tannery, 580 Brooke Valley Rd, Perth, ON K7H 3C6, Canada
    want in on some of the guarded secrets of hair-on tanning? Come learn how to tan a sheepskin naturally and take your finished beauty home with you. We’ll feed you a hearty lunch each day. You will learn lots and have a great time. The last class sold out before I could post it :)
  • Sheepskin Tanning
    Sheepskin Tanning
    Sat, Jun 22
    Perth
    Jun 22, 2024, 10:00 a.m. EDT – Jun 23, 2024, 5:00 p.m. EDT
    Perth, 580 Brooke Valley Rd, Perth, ON K7H 3C6, Canada
    Spend 2 days in a beautiful location learning to tan a sheepskin, which you will bring home. This event is catered and hosted by The Cordwood Studio. The food is amazing and so are the vibes.
  • Pt3: Deerskin Tanning (braintan buckskin)
    Pt3: Deerskin Tanning (braintan buckskin)
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, Mar 31
    580 Brooke Valley Rd
    Mar 31, 2024, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    580 Brooke Valley Rd, 580 Brooke Valley Rd, Perth, ON K7H 3C6, Canada
    This is the final step, we will smoke the hides. This is where the magic happens. All of your efforts in softening will be aided by the aldehydes imparted by the smoke. This helps to make the hide more water resistant and to deter insects. It creates a beautiful colour and smell.
  • Pt 2: Deerskin (Braintan Buckskin)
    Pt 2: Deerskin (Braintan Buckskin)
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Mar 30
    580 Brooke Valley Rd
    Mar 30, 2024, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    580 Brooke Valley Rd, 580 Brooke Valley Rd, Perth, ON K7H 3C6, Canada
    This is part 2 in the series. Please see part 1 for full details. You need to select a time slot for each part of the course (3 total). This is a day event, lunch and coffee will be provided. In this part we will wring, dress and soften the hide. It’s a big day but an exciting one.
  • Pt 1: Deerskin (Braintan buckskin) Tanning
    Pt 1: Deerskin (Braintan buckskin) Tanning
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, Mar 24
    580 Brooke Valley Rd
    Mar 24, 2024, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    580 Brooke Valley Rd, 580 Brooke Valley Rd, Perth, ON K7H 3C6, Canada
    To make soft leather, the grain must be removed, this is the hardest step to learn by book, come learn in person and begin the process of tanning a deerskin which you will keep at the end.
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