3 Day Buckskin Hide Tanning Workshop

3 Day Buckskin Hide Tanning Workshop


Friday 7th May – Sunday 9th May 2021

Over 3 days you will learn the ancient method of brain-tanning, a process which turns deer skin (usually a waste item) into a soft, pliable material known as buckskin. No chemicals are used in this process, just water, brains, smoke and a lot of hard work.

Buckskin has been used for thousands of years to make clothing and to this day is still very much sort after material. if you try to buy buckskin in the UK you will be very lucky if it doesn’t fetch a very heavy price tag.

After this course you will take home a welth of knowledge from very skilled instructors in this field, aswell as your very first completed buckskin that you can craft into something to treasure for many years to come.

This course is situated in a very stunning private woodland in Basingstoke, aswell as a fantastic course you can also immerse yourself completely as we can accommodate you over the duration of this course with camping, and if you are local you are welcome to go home and return each day.

No previous experience is required and all tools and materials are provided, if you wish to stay on site for the duration you will be required to have your own camping equipment and provisions, we will however as always provide some fine evening company.

Day one will be spent scraping the hides clean to prepare them for day two, when we will dress, frame, and soften them. Day three we will smoke the hides to protect them from moisture and insects, and to give them a nice colour.

What is provided;

All tools will be provided (please bring your own if you wish).

Tea, Coffee, Water.

Start time: 10.00

Finish time: 17.00

Location:Basingstoke, Hampshire 

Full location details sent upon booking confirmation.

Duration: 3 days

Age range: 16+ Unless accompanied by a full paying adult.

please enquire for private group bookings.

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 tools will be provided (please bring your own if you wish).

Tea, Coffee, Water.



Chris Larsen at Bushcraft UK Wilderness Living Skills Ltd
Private Woodland
Old Basing, Basingstoke
RG24 7JL

Suitable for

  • Accommodation offered
  • Adults
  • Children
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hearing impaired
  • Hen dos
  • Parking provided
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers

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