Tanning the natural way, as our ancestors did. Learn to tan rabbit skins using the tannins found in tree bark. On this day you will learn how to prepare a fresh skin, make a tanning solution, tan, oil and soften a rabbit skin. You will head home with a soft rabbit fur.

The process requires working outside so please dress appropriately for the British weather, you will also need to be willing to get stuck in when it comes to skinning the rabbit!


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.


Course times: 10am - 5pm
Includes a delicious organic lunch