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Introduction to Natural & Traditional Tanning

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Introduction to Natural and Traditional Leather Tanning Workshop

Get started with natural and traditional leather tanning with readily available materials and techniques that you can do in your own backyard.

Learn about the fundamentals of tanning your own leather for clothing, accessories and homewares.

Using otherwise wasted skins, learn how to get the most out of your small to medium sized animal hides that you come across in your life. Whether you aim to retain or remove the hair or fur, this basic technique is applicable to rabbits, kangaroos, goat, deer, sheep and even fish.

During this 3-hour workshop the instructor will demonstrate the steps required to tan your own skins with this technique with opportunity for students to have a go.

You may also like to bring partially tanned or untanned skins that you're stuck on, the workshop will support Q&A on how to proceed further with them

Get the tips and tricks from an experienced leather tanner who is passionate about using the whole beast, to preserve these skills for future generations and to reduce our impact on the environment. 

Prepare yourself with the fundamental understanding of how to process leather naturally and traditionally prior to attending more advanced workshops with Backyard Buckskin.

Join other likeminded souls on the journey towards self-sufficiency, nature connection and traditional skills.  

DATE: Sunday 24th September 2023 (9:00am - 12:00pm)

COST:  $95pp + booking fee

Early bird tickets $85 (+ booking fee) available until the end of August.  

Hosted The Paddock Project, 64 Argyle Street Mullumbimby

Workshop Contents: 

We will cover:

- Obtaining skins
- Storing skins
- Skin anatomy
- Preserving and tanning skins
- Oil based tanning
- Bark based tanning

If you have any questions, please get in touch with Ei 0422 176 786


Instagram: @backyardbuckskin 

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