Sheepskin Tanning Guidebook

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In this guidebook, you will learn how to naturally fat tan your own hair-on sheepskin.

You will learn how to use natural fats (e.g. eggs, olive oil), smoke, a few hand tools and a lot of elbow grease to transform a raw skin into a beautiful pelt that can be used in various leathercraft projects (including making super warm clothing!).

The book covers the full fat tanning process from start to finish.

Some of the topics covered are:

  • how to find sheepskins for tanning
  • how to flesh a sheepskin
  • how to make your own homemade tanning solution
  • how to soften the hide both by hand and with a frame
  • how to smoke the skin

It is especially helpful to beginners starting their own tanning journey or people looking for information particular to sheepskin tanning.

To purchase multiple copies, please contact me through here so that I can calculate the correct shipping costs. Thank you!

DETAILS
Format: Paperback | 74 pages | Colour Photos
Dimensions: 15 x 21 cm | 165g
Publication date: November 2021
Publishing country: Portugal
Author: Ana Filipa Piedade
Language: English

This is the original book version with colour photos. For the budget-friendly black & white version, click here.

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Below, you can also check the table of contents and the main topics covered in this guidebook:

TABLE OF CONTENTS | SHEEPSKIN TANNING GUIDEBOOK

  1. Introduction
  2. The Structure of Skin
  3. Tools & Material
  4. How to Get Sheepskins
  5. Sheepskin Preservation
  6. Fleshing
  7. Washing
  8. Dressing
  9. Hand Softening
  10. Re-Dressing & Re-Softening
  11. Smoking
  12. Variation: Frame Softening
    1. Framing
    2. Drying, Dry Membraning & Rehydrating
    3. Dressing
    4. Frame Softening
  13. Enjoy!
  14. Wrapping Up
  15. Bibliography & Resources

Please let me know if you have any questions regarding the book or the checkout process. I'll be very happy to help you 🙂

Additional information

Weight 165 g
Dimensions 15 × 21 cm

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