Leather Tanning courses

12th- 14th July 2019

Bark tanning fish and rabbit skins weekend

Arrive on Friday night for food and an introduction, then on Saturday we’ll tan fish skins and Sunday we’ll tan rabbit skins.


14th- 18th July 2019

This is a detailed course in brain tanning.

We’ll begin with a raw skin and go through scraping, braining, softening and smoking until we’re left with a soft, durable buckskin.

Both bark tanning and brain tanning are taught as traditional and chemical free solutions to tanning.
This course is taking place in an outdoor, heather thatched tannery in the settlement at Out Of Eden.



Tutors – Jane Robertson and Jessie Watson Brown.

The Tannery

Price includes all materials, camping and two meals a day. Please bring your own lunches and we will provide hearty breakfasts and dinners, shared together around a roaring fire.

Let us know if you have any dietary requirements and we will do our best to accommodate.

Tools and extra deer skins will be available at cost.

Booking is available through this website- www.oakandsmoke.co.uk

Or get in touch for more details on contactnettleseed@gmail.com