How to make Hock Skin Bags

November 25–26, 2024

Learn how to use a part of the deer that is often discarded: the lowest part of the leg, or leg skins. Hock skins bags are traditionally from Northern America from the drier regions but serve just as well in other climates as long as you keep them dry.

During this course you will learn the way how to skin and clean the legs the proper way. You will learn how to sew raw hide as well as leather with fine and durable stitching. You are free to make choices in size, in style, in form, and in design. Your hock skin bags will turn truly unique!


Teacher: Beke Olbers, tanner from the Netherlands

Course times: Monday–Tuesday 10:00–18:00

Location: Brusaby, Brusabyvägen 2, Kimito, Finland

Course language: English, tutorial in Swedish and Finnish if needed

Course fee: 115 € includes costs for course and tanning materials (leather not included)

Materials: You can choose to bring your own leather or buy at the course for an additional fee (20–40 €). Leather should preferably be thin and flexible. Deer, goat and sheep are all nice. If you have a piece that has a little more body and is somewhat stiffer, it can be used for the bottom of the bag. Please bring about 1/2 m².

Accomondation: 15 € /night in double room, 20 € / single room. Limited number of single rooms.

More information: / +358 44 022 6021

Deadline for registration: October 20, 2024
Participants are admitted to the course in order of registration. The course needs 10 participants to start, maximum participants are 12. Participants are admitted to the course in order of registration.



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