- Apr 19, 2022
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Hats, mittens, etc. Vests?We like a method from Mother Earth News which was originally published in 1983: How to Tan a Rabbit Hide – Mother Earth News
It gives two recipes: one uses battery acid + salt, the other using alum + salt. We've used the battery acid one simply because we had that on hand. It works great, gives soft leather with nice fur if you pay attention to the stirring and get the timing of the breaking figured out. I'd like to try the alum recipe since it supposedly results in a whiter leather, but ours are pretty light already, and we use the skins for hats and mittens etc. so the leather doesn't show anyway.
Do you have patterns???? I have been wanting to make something!
God bless you!