February 15, 2014 · 1:00 PM
In this three day class we will take fresh deer hides and by going through the process will learn how to turn them into leather, without the use of dangerous chemicals. This is the same process that was used by Native Americans and Mountain Men. Brain tanned buckskin is one of the oldest ways of turning a hide into leather. The process is long and hard, as anyone who has done it will attest, but the outcome is far better then any other leather: it is stronger then Carhartt yet softer then velvet.
This is a great way to learn this homesteading skill that every one can do in there own backyards.
This class will teach you all the processes of braintanning by guiding you, step by step, in the creation of your very own buckskin.
Feb 15: Graining (half day)
Feb 22: Braining and Softening (full day)
March 1: Smoking (half day)
Register at: http://www.sarqit.com