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Firefly Gathering – Fur-On Rabbit Hide Tanning Class 2024 – NC

April 27 @ 9:00 am - April 28 @ 5:00 pm CDT

$145 – $275

Fur-On Rabbit Hide Tanning w/ Nico Piedrahita & Callan Burton-Shore

About the Workshop: Fur On Rabbit Hide Tanning
Spend a weekend learning techniques for small, fur-on animal hide tanning! Using the ‘brain-tanning’ method, we will use eggs and smoke to turn rabbit hides into beautiful, soft, and usable material! You will leave with your own self-tanned hide and enough information to continue on your hide tanning journey! Not only is hide tanning a useful skill for today, but a practice that is embedded in all of our human ancestry. Tanning is a deeply satisfying and fulfilling skill that reduces dependence on industrial products, shares respect and gratitude for the web of life around us, and connects us to our roots.

In this class students will learn:

How to prepare hides for tanning
How to soften fur-on hides
How to smoke hides for preservation
Tips for dealing with specific animals’ furs
Theory and science of hide tanning
Throughout our time together you will also have the opportunity to pick the brains of two experienced hide tanners and ask any questions you may have. Everyone is welcome in this class, whether you’ve tanned hides before or not; you will certainly learn something new!

This class will be held in a covered outdoor location on Saturday and Sunday, April 27 – 28, 2024, from 9 am – 5 pm (both days) near Asheville, NC.


April 27 @ 9:00 am CDT
April 28 @ 5:00 pm CDT
$145 – $275
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Firefly Gathering
PO Box 18758
Asheville, NC 28814 United States
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