re-membering our relationships to the natural world

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2022 Fall Plant Walk Schedule

Oct 8 (Saturday) 12pm- 4pm, w/ Lyrra Magda & Calyx Liddick @ Parkville, MD
Oct 23 (Sunday) 12pm- 4pm, w/ Lyrra Magda @ Scottsville, VA
Nov 5 (Saturday) 12pm- 4pm, w/ Lyrra Magda & Calyx Liddick @ Kingsville, MD
Nov 19 (Saturday) 12pm- 4pm, w/ Lyrra Magda @ Charlottesville, VA



w/ Louise Wheatley & Lyrra Magda

9am- 5pm

Joppa, Maryland

Spindle Making & Spinning - 3-day class, Sundays, Oct 2, 9, 16
Dogbane 1: Processing  - 1-day class*  Sat, Oct 29
Dogbane 2: Twined Baskets 1-day class*  Sun, Oct 30
Yucca 1-day class , Sun, Nov 6
Nettles 1-day class*  Sun, Nov 13

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Dismember December

Butchering & Tanning Camp



Esmont, Virginia

We are at full capacity & unable to accommodate any more inquiries about this camp.

Thank you for you understanding.


Want troubleshooting with tanning a hide? 

Get personalized help over the phone.

$20 for 1/2 hr

On these topics:

  • vegetable tanning grain-on leather (bark tanning)

  • vegetable tanning small fur hides or large hair-on hides

  • vegetable tanning grain-off suede

  • braintanned (egg tanned) buckskin

  • grain-on buckskin

  • braintanning furs

  • combination tanned hides

  • rawhide

For these animals: 

white tail deer, fox, coon, possum, squirrel, coyote, domestic rabbit, sheep (hair off), other small mammals, fish, reptiles, amphibians 

*Lyrra cannot offer adequate advice on cow hides, beaver, extra large ruminants (like bison, moose, elk, etc.), & braintanning wool sheep hides.

Joining the mailing is the best way to find out about upcoming classes, events, & hide sales.
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