Tag: "hide"

  • One of the main reasons for raising alpacas is for their fiber. Since Sangria was no longer going to need hers anymore, we decided to learn about tanning hides. more »
  • After hunting or processing livestock for the table, it's a shame to have to toss out a nice pelt. Here is a method of tanning hides that is low cost and low labor compared to other methods of “custom tanning.” I've personally used this system to tan sheepskins, deerskins, groundhog pelts, rabbit hides and goat skins. The procedure can be used for all kinds of mammal pelts when you want the fur to remain on the skin. It results in a soft, workable hide, which can be used as is or cut up for sewing projects. more »