Sat, Aug 31 | PortFiber

Buckskin Wallets & Pouches

We'll use brain-tanned deerskin buckskins to craft pouches or change purses. Everyone will make a unique buckskin pouch to take home.
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Buckskin Wallets & Pouches

Time & Location

Aug 31, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
PortFiber, 50 Cove St, Portland, ME 04101, USA

About the event

Traditionally, buckskin was a term used to describe hair- and grain-free handmade leather or suede. "Buck" refers to the process of using lye or wood-ash to loosen the animal's fur and hair; buckskin does not necessarily have to be made using the hide of a male deer. Humans have been using animal skins to create versatile fabric for hundreds of thousands of years.

Study a basic overview of the intensive process required to turn animal skins into leather, and learn techniques required to sew with buckskin. We'll use brain-tanned deerskin buckskins to craft wallets, pouches or change purses. $75 includes all required tools and materials.

Space in this class is limited. Preregistration, along with a paid deposit, is required to reserve a spot in the class. Deposits may be fully refunded in the event of a cancellation a week or more before the class, if the space is filled. Refunds for last-minute cancellations are unfortunately not available. Please plan accordingly. Contact Rewild Maine at (207) 449-7738 or rewildmaine@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Rewild Maine is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We depend on donations from the community to offer free classes and workshops and we are grateful for your support. Scholarships are available for paid classes on an as-needed basis and nobody will ever be turned away for lack of funds. All donations are tax-deductible.

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