Traditional tanning is one of the world’s oldest textile practices. Standing on the shoulders of our ancestors across the planet, traditional tanning and leather crafting taps into the timeless wisdom teachings of our connection with nature… our nature.

Join Josh McLean of The Bush Tannery, one of the country’s most experienced tanners, for this introductory hands on demonstration of the basics of traditional tanning. Born from necessity (and a whole lot of ice fishing) in the remote wilderness, The Bush Tannery is a rediscovery of our connection with nature and the traditional practices and teachings that tap into, and strengthen that bond.




Traditional Tanning
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Sat 10 / Feb 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Birrarung Marr, Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia

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