Martha's Vineyard Calendar Tan & Take Home a Sheep Skin
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Tan & Take Home a Sheep Skin

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

Slough Farm
60 Slough Cove Road, Edgartown, MA 02539

Event Type

Arts & Artisans, Classes & Instruction





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