all manner of finished skins – smoke / brain tanned, black walnut dyed, sumac tanned, unsmoked

Each hide is the clothing, house and nervous system of an entire animal, in which they lived out their whole and graceful life; eating what they ate, seeing what they saw, walking where they walked.   Their hide is that which, of all their body, will likely stay amongst us the longest.   Well worn and employed, these skins will see what we see and walk where we walk.   It is a relationship that can bring to fruition everything they mean to us and all that it means to be on the receiving end of their generosity.

As it has been my good fortune to learn the ways of the tanner and skin-sewer, it also falls upon me to ensure that this all makes it out into the world.   The Herd’s Throne is now the place from where what I make in my small cabin by an old river in the Ottawa Valley, can be found by those who wish.

To order, please be in touch with what it is you have in mind.   Once we have come to an agreement about what you would like and a price, I ask for half up front as a down payment to get started, and the other half upon completion.

I usually have a good supply of tanned hides on hand, and anything I don’t have at the ready can usually be prepared to order.   So too can preferences in size, thickness, color (sheepskin), smoke colour and heaviness, and even dye.   The prices I ask are as follows:


oak bark tanned goat skins racked for drying

Smoke-tanned Sheepskin – $200
Smoke-tanned Deerskin – starting at $200
Bark-tanned Deerskin – starting at $200
Bark-tanned Goatskin – starting at $200
Smoke-tanned Moosehide – $1000, 1/2 – $500

I also offer Custom Tanning of skins or hides that you bring me.   Prices will be around the same as above.

The clothing I make is custom made to order.   Below are some estimated prices for a few different garments, although much depends on the skins, size, style and other preferences desired.   I sew with sinew (real), deerskin lace/thong (hand-made), waxed linen, cotton and/or artificial sinew.   I can also embroider, applique, edge with handmade custom weaving, and well as provide many decorative and sturdy seam and welt choices.

Sheepskin Vest – $600
Deerskin Pants – $1000
Deerskin Coat – $1500
Deer or Moosehide Vest – $400-500
Deerskin Pouch – $20-50
Deerskin or Moosehide Backpack – $750
Deerskin or Moosehide Moccasins – $200

For questions or to place an order, please send me an email at daniel@theherdsthrone.ca.

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