Sewing with Brain tanned Buckskin

- This course will be given by Woniya Thibeault from Buckskin Revolution who became second in Alone Season 6 (73 days out in the Artic wilderness) -
Course language is English.

This class is designed to teach you everything you need to know about sewing with buckskin. We will cover how buckskin is made and what makes it so unique, how to design your own bags and clothing, how to choose the best seam and stitches, and much more.

Everyone will make a Buckskin bag. The bag is designed as a learning project and uses many different techniques and stitches to give you hands on skills and the confidence and knowledge to tackle larger projects.
The class is not so much about the project you will be making, but about the learning process. It takes a lot longer to make the bag than you would probably think, because you will be learning so many techniques and do so many different stitches while working the bag.

We will meet Friday evening for introductions and spend Saturday and Sunday learning and sewing. With any time we have left Sunday afternoon after completing our bags we will be making patterns for side seam moccasins.

The materials fee for the class covers the brain tanned buckskin for the bag as well as a handmade sewing awl by Woniya for every student.

During the course we will work in an old hunting cabin owned by Camping is possible in the surrounding woods.

EXTRA info

Duration: Friday 20:00 pm - Sunday ± 16:00 pm)
Group size: min 8 - max 12
Prerequisites: no previous knowledge or skills needed.
Catering: this course is self catering. EXTRA provides coffee, tea and cookies.
Accommodation: camping in the woods, either in your own tent or under a tarp
Location: The Netherlands, wooden cabin near Dieren
Included: all needed materials, buckskin, an awl made by Woniya, coffee / tea and camping


€ 290,= (tax included)
plus € 40,= for materials


€ 95,=


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Aanbod samenvatting

  • what is buckskin?
  • how is it made?
  • what makes it unique?
  • designing basics (clothing, bags, etc)
  • seams and stitches and which to use for what purpose
  • the 'golden rules' of buckskin sewing
  • sewing your own buckskin bag using all different stitches (11W x 14H x 4D)
  • pattern making for side seam moccasins



I have been studying and teaching ancestral skills for 25 years.