Bark Tanning - Rabbit fur, fish skins, sheepskin rugs and leather.

Stretching a soft bark tanned rabbit skin .


This 5 day camp is a bark tanning intensive.
You'll learn ancient processes of using tree barks to tan and preserve skin into leather and furs.

You will leave with a full understanding of the process and how it applies to a range of different animals skins, setting you up with the knowledge and experience to start tanning projects at home.

Its a jam packed 5 days!

We will cover-
Harvesting, processing and boiling bark to make tanning solutions
Bark tanning rabbit skins with the fur
Skinning and filleting fish
Bark tanning small fish skins and larger salmon skins
Bark tanning sheep skins rugs
Softening a pre tanned deer skin leather
Sewing pouches from leather and fish skin

You will leave this camp with-
A fluffy rabbit skin
A bark tanned salmon skin and smaller fish skin
A whole sheep skin rug/sleeping mat
A piece of leather (dividing a deer skin between the group, hair off, shiny leather)
Pouches and bags made from your leather and fish skins

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All tuition and materials and tools
Camping spots or some cabins available
Wonderful organic dinner cooked on the fire every evening


Jane Robertson at Oak And Smoke


Willingstone Farm
Newton Abbot
TQ13 8PY

Suitable for

  • Accommodation offered
  • Adults
  • Children
  • Hearing impaired
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Residential
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • UK Holiday


5 days (4:00pm to 4:30pm)

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