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Basics of Hide Tanning - January 6th, 2024
Basics of Hide Tanning - January 6th, 2024

Sat, Jan 06


Ross Farm Museum

Basics of Hide Tanning - January 6th, 2024

Join me for another day filled with knowledge about the ancient art of hide tanning! Working with deer hide, bear hide and cow hides we will go through the process and learn an lost skill to turn hides into a beautiful durable material !

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Time & Location

Jan 06, 2024, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Ross Farm Museum, 4568 Highway #12, New Ross, NS B0J 2M0, Canada

About the event

Join me for basics to Hide Tanning!  ** THIS IS A BRING YOUR OWN HIDE (if you want) EVENT ! **

Where I will break down the process as we go hands on, step-by-step, start to finish, turning hides into useable material, called buckskin!. As we go through the day you will get the chance to work with hides in various stages of the process. I will provide tips and tricks that will help you through your hide tanning journey, saving you time and some trial and error learning. We will learn the brain tanning and egg yoke tanning methods, as they are similar in process with slightly different results. They are the most used methods, but I will also talk about some other methods that are available to learn about. As we go along the day you will get to see how the deer skin acts in different stages, I will also touch base on other types of hides. Some similarities and differences I have come across between deer, rabbit, cow, coyote and bear hides as I work with them. 

I will be providing the option of  lunch catered by the local Hummingbird Cafe! Anyone looking to have lunch provided at the workshop it will be an additional $15 per person. and requires one week notice confirmation they want to be added to the lunch list! (Any allergies please let me know! )  

Coffee, tea, juice and water will be provided, along with some snacks, will be available throughout the day as part of the workshop experience :)  

What you need to bring:

Dress for the weather and wear some kind of rain pants for protection against the wet hides as we work as well as gloves. Water proof is best. I will have some aprons and gloves to wear over the clothes you have on, however I still wouldn't wear anything you don't mind getting messy. It's best to be prepared as staying warm and dry helps make the day go by so much nicer! :) (the morning is outside and the afternoon willbe inside weather permitting)

Can't wait to see you there! 


  • Hide Tanning - Jan 6th, 2024

    A day of Hide Tanning at Ross Farm Museum!! Can't wait for you to join me !

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