Saami Bags

Here is a taste of the instructors and classes we will have at the gathering! Stay tuned for updates.

 

These beautiful pouches come from the Saami reindeer herders of Scandinavia.
We will be working with brain tan and bark tanned deer skins and fish skins to sew a colorful and useful bag.

Guide: 

Neal Ritter

Passionately in search of how to connect the world of the hunter-gatherer with that of the subsistence farmer, Neal Ritter is a jack of all trades. He carves spoons, makes bows, brain tans for his family, pursues the art of wildlife tracking, plays games like a fiend, makes heavenly sourdough bread, and teaches all these skills and more at the Laughing Coyote Project.
http://www.laughingcoyoteproject.org

Gelsomina Ritter- Malferrari

Living and raising her family on a 20 acre homestead, near Boulder, Colorado, Gelsomina has dedicated her life to feeding her family with the most nourishing food possible, raising her children to be connected to the earth, and creating and making things with her hands. She milks the family cow, makes baskets, gardens passionately, sings, and teaches primitive skills at the Laughing Coyote Project.
http://www.laughingcoyoteproject.org