Kerr Bailey

Here is a list of new and past instructors to give you a taste of classes offered.We strive to provide a unique & diverse group of creative & talented instructors. Soon after you arrive at the gathering you will hear about the classes offered for the week and sign up... old school style. Daily morning announcements happen to help you find classes to jump in on. Don't worry, there are plenty of classes to choose from! 


The first time I braintanned a deer skin I felt a line of women ancestors like up behind me encouraging me on. It was profound. That was about 25 years ago, and I still find the whole process magical and deeply fulfilling. I love to share this experience with others and watch them deepen their own connection to the natural world, the deer in particular, and all of our ancestors.

I have been tanning hides and teaching brain tanning for over 20 years, and making clothes out of the buckskin for just as long. I am passionate about making buckskin clotheing and empowering others to design and sew their own buckskin clothes. I have been teaching buckskin sewing for a little over 10 years, and I do commission clothing projects for people regularly.

May we all learn to walk as softly on this earth as the deer people.



Buckskin leather sewing

Learn the basics and beyond about working with handmade buckskin brain tanned leather. Explore basic and advanced sewing techniques for making bags to clothing!