Deer Leather Pouch Sewing

Instructors: Willa Moore & Lyrra Magda

 

10 am Saturday, Sept 3rd - 6 pm Sunday, Sept 4th

Brooks, Maine

2022

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Join us and the deer to learn basic leather stitching with brain tanned buckskin and vegetable tanned deer leather. We’ll make bone awls and metal awls, process sinew and leather cord for thread, and cut and sew patterns from deer hides Lyrra & Willa tanned. A rare and beautiful opportunity to take a deep dive into radically land based crafting.

Day 1: Making metal awls & deer bone awls

Day 2: Sewing leather pouches

*Camping is welcome, some meals provided.

Class size limit: 6 people

To save your spot contact willa.h.moore@gmail.com

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About the class:

Join us and the deer to learn basic leather stitching with brain tanned buckskin and vegetable tanned deer leather. We’ll make bone awls and metal awls, process sinew and leather cord for thread, and cut and sew patterns from deer hides Lyrra & Willa tanned. A rare and beautiful opportunity to take a deep dive into radically land based crafting.

Day 1: Making metal awls & deer bone awls

Day 2: Sewing leather pouches

 

10 am Saturday August 27 through 6 pm Sunday August 28th

 

Location: Brooks, Maine (specific location given up on registration)

 

Class fee: ___ [flat fee includes 1 sq foot of leather??] (sliding scale options available)

 

Class size limit: 7 people

 

To save your spot contact willa.h.moore@gmail.com

More details:

You are welcome to bring your own home tanned leather, or to use leather supplied for the class at $45/sq foot. If you have a larger or different leather sewing project you would like to work on instead, get in touch with us ahead of time to consult with us to pattern and begin your dream project.

 

This class takes place entirely outdoors in a very simple & rustic setting. We’ll be working mostly on the ground (though you are welcome to bring a chair and/or extra cushions), under a tarp shelter. Bathroom is a very simple out-house in the woods. 

 

Lunch: lunch on Sat & Sunday will be a shared potluck

 

Camping: folks are welcome to camp on-site for the two days. You will need to bring your own camping set-up. For questions, get in touch by email (willa.h.moore@gmail.com).

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bags & basket made by Willa Moore.

Willa & Lyrra

Willa & Lyrra are hide tanners & garment makers based on the East coast (Willa in the Northeast & Lyrra in the Southeast). Between the two of them they share a wealth of experience and joy in all things dismemberment arts, particularly with the deer, and many other mammals of the region.