Hide Tanning Workshop August 19-21, 2016


Duck Creek Farm will be hosting a down-home hide-tanning workshop, August 19-21!

This three-day intensive will involve preparing, curing, and transforming a raw deer skin into smoke-tanned buckskin, and each participant will bring home their own creation.  Instruction will also include discussion of variable tanning methods, history, lore, and introduction to craft-making.

There is availability to camp at the farm for off-island participants, and access to an outdoor kitchen and amenities for all.  Snacks will be provided during the day.

Tuition is $300, including a $50 deposit.  Camping is an additional $17 per night.  Worktrade positions and bursaries are available.

For more information and to register, email

We are excited to welcome Meg Cur from Crow’s Nest Wild Craft to teach this workshop.  Meg is a hide tanner, hunter, and homesteader living in Desolation Sound.  She is a settler on traditional Klahoose territory, who strives to live and work towards decolonizing relationships.  She brings a wealth of knowledge to her craft and a fun and engaging style to her instruction.

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