Posts Tagged ‘taxidermy’

Bird Taxidermy

Monday, September 2nd, 2013
Bird taxidermy

Bird taxidermy

Title: Bird Taxidermy
Description: Learn to preserve birds, forever.
Dates: 19 & 20 10 2013
Start Time: 11:00
End Time: 17:00
Booking: Sign up here

Taxidermy is the only way to spend forever with the ones you love.

In this two-day workshop for all levels of experience, you’ll learn to skin, preserve, stuff and position a bird. From the first incision in the paper-thin skin to wiring up the wings, you’ll learn step-by-step and have a lovely specimen to take home, mount and display.

Your Tutor: Shannon Harmon

Shannon teaches taxidermy regularly in London for the Last Tuesday Society and blogs about her experiences at ofcorpsetaxidermy.wordpress.com. She also creates and sells bird wing fascinators and anthropomorphic animals as Of Corpse Taxidermy and Couture.

Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy review

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Last weekend we ran our first taxidermy workshop. Here’s Manchester Confidential’s David Blake account of mouse stuffing:

musical mouse

WARNING: NOT FOR THE SQUEAMISH

EVERY now and then we stumble across something so curious, so intriguing and just so batty that we can’t resist popping along with a camera, sticking our nose in and getting our hands dirty. This time around it was skinning and stuffing mice– little white ones. N’aww.

Now, heading to a class in taxidermy, you expect to find a bunch of fairly odd folk, you know, like Barry from Dinner for Schmucks or maybe Hannibal Lecter types. Someone that looks like they’d enjoy skinning things essentially.

But before you start (and you were going to) all the mice are sourced from reptile feed stockists, so they’re dead anyway and have been bred in order to feed the likes of snakes, lizards, birds called Kes and John Prescott. (more…)