[permaculture] Tanning Workshop - Central Texas

Marjory forestgarden at gvtc.com
Wed Apr 21 15:59:01 EDT 2010

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Tanning Deer Skins Naturally/**/ --/**/ 9 am/**/ --/**/ 5/**/ pm,/**/ 
Friday,/**/ April 30/**/ to Sunday,/**/ May 2/**/ --/**/ Southeast of 
Austin -/* During this 3-day intensive you will use traditional 
home-spun tanning techniques to take a deer hide from the raw state to a 
finished, luxurious, soft, strong  buckskin. Did you know you can wash 
buckskin in the machine just like other clothes?   Each participant will 
be given their own deer skin to work and take home upon completion.  We 
will provide all the necessary tools, materials, and guidance.  Each day 
we will start at 9 am and go until you are complete for that day, ending 
typically around 5 pm.  We will have on-site, primitive camping with 
evening activities for Friday and Saturday nights.  Our primary 
instructor is Red Louvish.  Red is a professional brain tanner living in 
the Austin, TX area.  Red has been a featured teacher at Rabbitstick and 
Wintercount primitive skills gatherings.  One feel of a skin that Red 
has tanned will convince you of his qualifications.  Supple, light, and 
strong.  Red's works are for sale locally at the Bastrop Producers 
Market on Hwy 71 East of Austin. The cost of the workshop is only $325.  
Learn a skill that will last a lifetime.  Class size will be limited so 
we can have a high student to instructor ratio.   Register at 
_www.backyardfoodproduction.com_ <http://www.backyardfoodproduction.com>.
Alternate rain dates are May 22-24, 2010.

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