Have you ever wanted to make your own leather or fur?

In this intensive hands-on course, you will learn the skills and process of turning animal hides into rawhide, buckskin or furs and pelts.

Turning the hide of an animal into leather (buckskin) or fur to use for clothing or as a blanket is one of the most amazing processes, and has been worn by native peoples all around the world at some point.

What you will be doing.

In this workshop you will learn how to:

  • Prepare the hide or fur for tanning
  • The actual tanning process
  • The finishing process to make the leather durable

Some of the skills covered are:

  • Fleshing
  • Bucking
  • Graining
  • Braining
  • Softening
  • Smoking

The course will pass on a greater understanding of buckskin or fur preparation, and at the end of it, you will have a piece of leather ready to be created into something memorable.

Please be aware that this course is physically demanding!

A completed Fallow hide

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Please call us on 07527 265 330 or Email: info@wildernesspioneers.co.uk if you would like to book a place

This course will be run on

August 19th – 20th 2023

Please read our Terms and Conditions before booking a course

Course info.

Duration 3 days
Cost £330.00
Course size 5 participants maximum

(Minimum 2 for the course to run)

Course start time 10.00 am Day 1
Course end time 6.00pm Day 3
Suitability 18 years and older
Location Oxfordshire
Catering A buffet lunch is provided.