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Intro to Traditional Tanning


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Ever attempted to and or wanted to learn how to make your own leathers and furskins at home? Based on traditional methods, all natural ingredients and ethically sourced skins, come and learn for a day with full-time traditional tanner and leather craft facilitator Josh McLean from The Bush Tannery. As a participant in this workshop you will have access to:


~ expert information
~ a chance to use some of the traditional tools
~ help preparing an animal hide from fleshing to stringing it up into a frame to preserve it as a furskin rug
~ instructions for experimenting at home
~ time to ask lots of questions and take notes/ photos on the day

**Some traditional tanning tools and books will be available to purchase on the day depending on stock (so bring
some cash in case)

Trainer Bio:

Josh McLean learnt the skills of fish leather tanning in Lapland, Sweden based on master tanner Lotta Rahme’s work. While travelling Josh had the privilege of learning firsthand from Lotta at her tannery in Sigtuna, and is now operating his own small business here in Australia out of the Yarra Valley called The Bush Tannery. The knowledge of traditional tanning and leather-crafting has been handed down from various indigenous groups across the planet with a strong common message and one that Josh fully embraces: craft beautiful textiles that celebrate life, not destroy it.


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What you will learn
  • Traditional tanning methods
  • Hands-on participation
What you will get
  • Instructions
  • Practical skills

What to bring
  • Notepad
  • Drink bottle and lunch
  • Gloves if you have any open cuts or infections or don't want to handle skins with bare hands
What to wear

Casual, clothes you don't mind getting dirty. Sunscreen and hat

Appropriate for

Those wanting to learn the traditional skill of hide tanning


Cancellation & Refund Policy

Cancellations and Refunds

CERES reserves the right to cancel workshops due to insufficient numbers.

If we cancel the workshop you will be entitled to a 100% refund, or you may choose to transfer to another date, subject to availability.
If you decide to withdraw 7 or more days prior to the workshop date CERES will retain a 10% administration fee.
If you decide to withdraw less than 7 days prior to the workshop date CERES will retain 100% of your workshop fee.

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Terms & Conditions

CERES reserves the right to cancel workshops due to insufficient numbers.

If we cancel the workshop you will be entitled to a 100% refund, or you may choose to transfer to another date, subject to availability.
If you decide to withdraw 7 or more days prior to the workshop date CERES will retain a 10% administration fee.
If you decide to withdraw less than 7 days prior to the workshop date CERES will retain 100% of your workshop fee.

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Justin

20 November 2019 • Intro to Traditional Tanning

Practical, fun and informative! Great course 👍

Jenny

19 November 2019 • Intro to Traditional Tanning

Josh is a great teacher Had a great day learning and participating with others

Coby

19 June 2019 • Intro to Traditional Tanning

This class was lots of fun and entertaining. It is really helpful for people who want to learn a new skill or improve on their current hide tanning knowledge. Josh was very helpful, and using his experience he was able to answer all the questions everyone had.

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