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Rabbit liver on toasted sourdough bread with a butter and sherry reduction. Feels good man.

Date: 2010-02-03 06:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] msdaccxx.livejournal.com
That looks bloody lovely!

Date: 2010-02-04 06:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] unkoogabriel.livejournal.com
That looks amazing.

Incidentally, do you have (or are likely to have at any point) any brown rabbit fur, and how much would you charge for it? My housemate wants to replace the trim on her boots.

Date: 2010-02-05 09:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] notsoape.livejournal.com

That question actually has quite a complicated answer ;). Tanning pelts is something I'm trying to learn, but it's a difficult old process and I'm only on my first batch - which I think I may already have screwed up! Also, I was really tanning these pelts for cat/dog toys, so I'm using egg yolks rather than the standard alum/salts one would usually use for fashion fur. So, probably not this batch unfortunately.

I do have a good quality 'brown' (agouti is the proper name; wild rabbit coloured) pelt in the freezer - but I'm a little worried I might not have stored it properly, and it might be damaged when it thaws. If not, I'd be happy to thaw it and try tanning using alum/salts - but I'm still early on in the learning process, so I wouldn't want to promise that it would be usable!

If your friend was happy for me to have a go even in light of the above caveat/the pelt might not be usable, I'd probably judge the pelt by these criteria ( http://www.chichesterinc.com/RabbitSkins.htm ) and then go by that price + 2 or 3 pounds extra for hand labour/ethicalness, + shipping. Tanning takes a couple of weeks. Obv wouldn't want money if something went wrong with the tanning process and it wasn't usable.

Or, if she was willing to wait 3 months or so, I should be a lot more experienced with tanning, and also have a nice new batch of pelts to work with! So, there's your answer(s) - if she's interested, let me know! :) :)



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