Despite covid craziness, our hide collection this year has been amazing. We gather hides from people who are feeding their families but don’t need the hides…. (Perhaps everyone is filling their freezers for a long isolated winter). Our tannery called to notify us that these are the best moose hides they have seen in years!!! He said, “how the heck did you get such nice clean hides, they are almost perfect!!”.
Yup we are excited….creating perfect moose hide is REALLY tricky….hides have to be salted VERY quickly (with climate change our Septembers are getting warmer which is bad for hides), Moose live a wild and challenging life and their hides often have scratches, scars and other life damages. Hunters often accidentally damage hides as they are removing their moose from the bush. In the tanning process getting perfect colour doesn’t always work with moose. All this to say that when we create perfect moose hide it brings out our happy dance and the dogs howl for joy!!
Perfect for Moccs, Mitts, Vests, Jackets etc or a moose leather blanket.