Vacht looien / fur on tanning

- Deze cursus wordt gegeven door Dr. Theresa Kamper. Zij is een van de weinige professionele, traditionele leerlooiers in Europa. Cursus taal is Engels -

Before the advent of modern tanning agents, humans were turning raw skin into usable leather products using very basic techniques and materials. Learn to produce incredibly soft, strong and durable leather from raw animal skin using one of human kind’s earliest tanning technologies! Utilising materials readily available in the surrounding environment we will walk through the steps of this transformation.

Over 2 full days this class will focus on tanning furs with a variation of fat tanning using brains as the dressing agent*.
Whilst not for the squeamish the end product is worth the work!

The class will cover rehydrating dried furs, de-fleshing, dressing and softening the fur skins, as well as smoking them so they can be easily washed.

In addition to enthusiastic instruction I provide comfortable, easy to use tools and detailed handouts covering the tanning process, as well as ethnographic anecdotes and a list of helpful literature for those who wish to further their own knowledge of tanning!
So, please join me for a course sure to contain plenty of memorable moments, lots of practical information and, if you put in the work**, one that will see you heading home with a beautiful, unique and usable traditionally tanned fur!

* a brain substitute will be available for those who truly prefer not to use brain tissue.

** Please be aware that a reasonable amount of fitness is required for this course. I will provide instruction on good technique and timing with the skins, but you will need to be able to be on your feet and active for 6 to 8 hours per day. Any serious injuries need to be discussed with me prior to booking onto the course please!

If you join both tanning courses ('fur on tanning' and 'buckskin tanning') back to back you will recieve a discount of 10% on the total costs for both courses. Provided that both will take place depending on registrations.

(De fotogallery is het mooist op een groot scherm te bekijken)


  • rehydrating dried furs
  • de-fleshing
  • dressing
  • softening
  • smoking
  • washing
  • historical knowledge and more


Vacht looien / fur on tanning (Nieuw)
  • 11 november 2019 tot 12 november 2019 - (maandag en dinsdag)

Duur: 2 dagen (maandag 10:00u - dinsdag ± 17:00u)
Aantal deelnemers: Minimaal 6 - Maximaal 10
Voorkennis: niet nodig
Eten: deze cursus is zelfverzorgend, EXTRA zorgt voor voor koffie, thee en koekjes.
Locatie: Witharen (bij Ommen)
Overnachting: buiten in eigen tent of op eigen gelegenheid in een B&B.
€ 275,= (incl. BTW)
Inclusief alle materialen, koffie / thee en overnachting in eigen tent.
Exclusief eten en kookgerei.