About the Course
Using tree barks and natural oils, learn to tan a sheepskin the ancient and natural way. We will go through the whole process from raw sheepskin to soft tanned rug.
The course will take you through scraping and preparing the skin then making and applying a bark solution to tan the skin, and finally softening with oil.
The process requires a certain degree of fitness, but mostly what you need is to be willing to get stuck in.
Course Leader - Jessie Watson Brown
Jessie is on a path of rewilding, reconnecting, reskilling and remembering. Weaving together a deep reskilling through making and crafting using natural materials, with immersing herself in the natural world and learning the ways of our ancestors.
Jessie lives simply on a Dartmoor farm and works as a hide tanner and wilderness skills instructor.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
All tools and materials will be provided, and you will leave with your own Gotland sheepskin from our own flock to take home.
Organic lunches will be provided each day at the Old Dairy Kitchen.
Accommodation is available in our eco-guesthouse or campsite on the farm if required.
This craft course provider has been awarded Silver status for receiving 5 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
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They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.