TANNERY Organic Traditional

P1030606Tanning is our oldest craft and a lost art…

Leather is now mostly produced in China by mass scale processing using lots of chemicals. Not only does the industry have bad effects on the environment, it is also potentially harmful to ourselves to be wearing garments that are produced so unnaturally. Once upon a time we would have made all our clothes, shoes, bedding and accessories such as tool covers from this ancient craft, and you would have found a tanner on the edge of every village!P1030601P1030612

The Rewild Project has a mobile workshop in the form of a 16 foot yurt bringing an organic tannery to various festivals and events over the summer. We have a display stall and run workshops and demonstrations on making sheepskins, deer skin and fish-skin tanning and natural dying. We also teach more in depth courses on making leather and fur-on skins at Oaklands park in the Forest of Dean.P1030733 Courses run over weekends or one day a week for six weeks, see our courses page or get in touch for more details.

See the facebook page for updates and interesting info…

In 2015 find the tannery at:

Oaklands Park open day, Newnham, Gloucestershire.

Sunday 7th June

Humble by Nature ‘Big Day Out’, Wye Valley, Wales.

Saturday 4th July

The Green Gathering, Chepstow, Wales. We’ll be in the permaculture area.

13th – 16th August

Anglesey woodland festival, Plas Newydd, Llanfairpwll, Ynys Mon.

Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th September. We are running our mobile Tannery at this fantastic annual event in the woods of plas Newydd.

Humble by Nature, Wye Valley, Wales.

Saturday 17th October. Sheep skin rug making course run by Scott.

We are also available for commissions.

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