Guidebook: Fur-on Smoke-tanning

A step-by-step guide for naturally tanning fur-on hides through the smoke-tan (brain-tan) method.  Each stage in the tanning process – from skinning to preservation to making the fat emulsion – is broken down into increments with photos and tips.

This guide was created to help beginner tanners make their way into the concepts of hide tanning and translate them into achievable at-home projects.


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Choose your price at checkout on a sliding scale..  Indigenous people are welcome to download for free.

A link for the download will be in the confirmation email you receive after your make your purchase.  Thank you and happy tanning!