US $125

Overnight Leather Tanning Class in Hedgesville

Learn the ins and outs of traditional leather tanning during an intensive, overnight class. Discover how Native Americans made their clothing for thousands of years.

Duration: 1 days
Cancellation: 6 days in advance.

What You Will Do

  • Make your own leather using traditional methods that don't require any harsh chemicals
  • Discover how Native Americans made clothing from specially tanned deer hides or buckskins for millennia
  • Learn the entire process, including different tanning solutions and techniques, plus how to smoke a finished hide
  • Take home your own unique creation, including an item of clothing, a shoulder bag, or a pouch

What's Included

  • Two-day traditional leather tanning class
  • Deer hide and all tools and materials needed
  • Onsite camping

Additional Information

  • This activity uses roadkill and hunter refuse hides only. This class is moderately physically demanding, and smelly.

  • Operator has to buck your hide several days before the class, so last minute cancellations are not possible except in the case of emergencies.

Customer Reviews

Verified Reviews
  • 6 Ratings

  • William

Jason and Sarah are great people. Hospitality was above and beyond what I expected. Both are very knowledgeable and truly enjoy sharing this knowledge. I learn by doing, and the class was "hands-on" all the way. I left with the understanding and confidence to be able to successfully brain tan. Hope to return. Five stars all the way! grub

May 28, 2018

  • Bill

The class was a lot of work, but extremely satisfying.

April 16, 2018

  • Martin

Jason is a very patient person. He never rushes a person . He explains in detail each step. He helps you through each step. Answers any and all questions. If you take a class here , you will leave knowing how to tan a hide. I would highly recommend to anyone wanting to take a hands on class, take it here.

November 5, 2017
1435 Providence Church Rd, Hedgesville, WV 25427, USA
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