Full Weekend plus Hide Tanning Intensive
Join Maggie for a three day hide tanning journey where we will transform a raw squirrel hide into beautiful, supple and practical leather! You will learn how to skin and tan a hair on and off hide using the wet scrape brain-tan method and learn how to preserve it by smoking it. To tan the squirrel from start to finish you will need to join the intensive class that starts on Friday. If you would like to dip your toes into hide tanning you can join the intensive group on Saturday for a 2 hr class where you will see part of the method and get to help stretch the hides. Let your senses come alive as you delve into this age old practice!
The Hide Tanning intensive is open to kids who are supervised by their parents as there is no kids program on Friday 10/7. Kids under 6 are free!
Leapfrog Programs strongly believes in the importance of making our events affordable and accessible for all. Please use the sliding scale below to select a price that best works for you and or your family’s financial situation and needs.
Payments towards the higher end allow us to offer lower cost tuition to people and families with less resources.
After operating costs, proceeds from this event supports the planting and maintenance of public access orchards in communities across Western MA. We thank you for your support.
**Kids under 6 are free!**