The use of hides for primitive peoples was vitally important. Before woven fabrics, you had a choice of hides or furs, or go naked. Naked worked in the summer time, but still you need protection for briers and sticker. Hides of deer work especially well for clothing. They are light in weight, and very soft when tanned correctly.
In this weekend, two day course, we will focus on the dry scrape method of deer hide "brain" tanning. The dry scrape method is faster, cleaner, and in my opinion easier, and produces better results then the wet scrape method of brain tanning. You also have the advantage, with the dry scrape method, of competing an hide in one day, if you have the correct weather conditions. If conditions are perfect, you can shoot a deer in the morning, and wear the tanned and smoked hide in the evening. It is possible, but a lot of work. In this class we will be taking two days to complete the hide.
For this class you may bring your own hide, (make sure it is thawed properly) or you can purchase an already fleshed and dried hide, at the class for an additional $20.00.
Purchase before 7/30/2014 at $139.00 (for a $20.00 discount)
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