Feeling a soft buckskin Buckskin close up Hand stretching a buckskin Scraping a hide membrane with a flint tool Staking a deer hide

Hideworking 2 Day Intensive Workshop

The Hideworking Workshop, whilst twinned with the Moccasin and Boots Workshop this spring, is also available as a standalone workshop.

The Hideworking 2 day Intensive Workshop aims to equip you with the skills to naturally tan hides to make rawhide, furs and pelts, bark tan leather and buckskin.  Everyone who attends will work on their own hide with the intention of leaving with an amazingly soft, smoky buckskin each.

Buckskin is an amazing material - tough but soft, virtually windproof but breathable, durable but flexible, stretching as you move.  Worn by native peoples all over the world at one time or another it was the material of choice for clothing, footwear and equipment on the wild frontier for miners, workers, trappers, mountain men and all outdoors folk in the know.  Rustle free, good protection against thorns and masking the human scent, it's ideal for hunting clothing too!

This is followed immediately after by the Moccasins and Boots Workshop where you'll be shown how to manufacture moccasin style boots from your own finished buckskin or leather.  Both workshops are courses in their own right and you do not have to attend one to attend the other.  However, there is a discounted rate for booking both concurrent workshops together.

Please be aware that producing buckskin is physically hard, sometimes messy work, however the end result is truly worth it.

The course starts at 7pm on the Wednesday and finishes at 5pm on the Friday.

There is a discounted price of £355 for booking BOTH the Moccasins and Hideworking Workshops.

PLEASE NOTE: This course is one of our wilderness crafts workshops and is therefore a self catering course. Please bring enough lunch and main meals for the duration as the base camp is quite remote and re-supply is a bit of a mission. Breakfast is provided and hot drinks, fruit and snacks are available all day. You will have full use of our kitchen and cooking equipment and your food will be stored securely in waterproof containers or a cool box provided by us. Personal camp fires are absolutely fine and fire wood is plentiful and free.


Hideworking 2 Day Intensive Workshop

Hideworking 2 Day

2 Days

28-Mar-2018 to 30-Mar-2018

Start 19.00

Finish 17.00

£195 per person

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