Primitive Hide Tanning
*Indigenous Earth Living Skills
*Produce your own handmade leather!
*Expert Instructors – minimum 10 years of experience
*Fully Insured and Permitted School – Don’t Settle For Less!
Hide Tanning is an important skill to learn – especially if you plan on hunting or trapping in the wilderness. Not only do you honor a fallen animal by preserving it’s hide, but the supple tanned hide can be used for many purposes from moccasins, to bags, to numerous other leather uses. This course will cover all the basic topics starting with skinning and fleshing, all the way through racking, scraping, and tanning.
*2-Day Workshop: $350
*Discount with Express Pass: $330
This class is offered on our private property in the Santa Cruz mountains and will run 2 full days. The price has been discounted down from $400 to $350 to make it more accessible to interested parties, but for this reason food is not provided. This class will explore each step of brain tanning – the original human method to process animal hides and make soft, supple leather. All materials are included in your class fee. All tools are provided. If you are able to bring your own hides, pricing is flexible.
This class is offered on a private/custom basis – please email us if you are interested in setting up a date with your group of 5 or more. Smaller groups are possible, but pricing does change.
Minimum Number Needed For Class: 5 People
Maximum Class Size: 8 Maximum
-Ages: 16 & up
Clinics are held on our private teaching property in the Santa Cruz Mountains – 10 minutes from downtown Santa Cruz. Exact directions, maps, recommended packing lists, and other details will all be provided after booking.
Your clinic includes:
2 day clinic, all tools and materials included. If you are able to bring your own animal hides to process, price is negotiable.
Your packing list:
We provide all the equipment for your class! Just come prepared with clothing to spend a weekend in the outdoors, lunch, snacks, & water, and a notebook & pen to takes notes.