There are so many lovely things that sheepskins, and hides in general can be used for. Car seats, throws, rugs, blankets, décor, etc.
Shepherd, tanner and author Bethany Cantwell (she/her) of Aurora Blue Farm will learn how to tan a Slough Farm Tunis sheepskin from start to finish using natural methods (brains) and traditional, hand-hewn tools.
Sheepskins can be an additional revenue source for small farmers, especially if you are raising smaller heritage breeds like I do such as Icelandic and Jacob sheep. The sale of one sheepskin, goat hide, etc. can offset the cost of butchering/processing fees. Plus, it reduces waste. One sheepskin tanned means one less synthetic material purchased.
Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 10:00am to 4:00pm
60 Slough Cove Road, Edgartown, MA 02539