Handmade textiles – and the skills to create them – are foundational crafts.  From the care of wild and domestic animals to the process of turning hide into fabric, hide tanning has created community and shaped humanity.

you belong here

Fern + Roe offers natural hide tanning education, in care for the personal journey that this learning brings.

With a commitment to cultural integrity, hide tanning is taught in an environment of curiosity, play, and respect between humans and the more-than-human world.

We host public, multi-day courses several times a month, seasonally + craft tailoured education for schools, community organizations, and personalized mentorship.

Handmade textiles, sheepskin rugs, and at-home natural tanning tools and supplies are available for purchase in the online shop.


How to work with Fern + Roe

Schools And Organizations


Personal Mentorships And Apprenticeships

Personal Mentorships And Apprenticeships

Hide Tanning Immersion Program

Online Instruction