2307 Lucas Turnpike
High Falls, NY
The art of making leather has been around for centuries. Being able to make your own clothes that were strong and durable, but also soft and incredibly warm was a necessity for long term living in the woods. There are many methods of making varying qualities of leather. For this class, we will be focusing on brain-tanning, or more specifically, making buckskin from Whitetail Deer hide. There will also be discussions on bark-tanning and hair-on tanning. Participants will leave with a small piece of Buckskin as well as the basic skills and knowledge to begin the journey of hide tanning.