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8.31.19 Buckskin Wallets and Pouches with Zack Rouda

8.31.19 Buckskin Wallets and Pouches with Zack Rouda

Regular price $75.00 Sale

Saturday, August 31st - 1:00pm-4:00pm

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. 

Cost is $75 and includes all materials.  

Zack Rouda is the director of Rewild Maine, a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to deepen the connection between people and Earth through land stewardship, education and community.  Rewild Maine depends on donations from the community to offer free classes and workshops. 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.