Stuff it: taxidermy masterclass.

Ever since spotting the inconspicuous Islington shop, Get Stuffed, the Victorian habit of stuffing dead creatures has been gaining popularity. If you are interested in this too there will be a taxidermy masterclass led by Mesh Bryant who looks the part with her wild Gothic hair (pic right). The Idler blurb says: ‘If you’ve ever fancied enlivening your mantelpiece with dancing, singing, pipe-smoking or motorbike-riding mice this workshop is for you.  If you would like to build on your collection and make another mouse this is also for you. Come for a fun, practical and fascinating Saturday afternoon. Taxidermy has been accepted, both as a craft and an art, for centuries, and is once again making a place for itself in the homes of thousands of enthusiasts. All it takes to learn to stuff your own animals is a little basic knowledge and a creative imagination. Meesh Bryant will take each student through the step-by-step process of taxidermy: from ethically sourcing your rodents, to preservation, stuffing, and positioning. By the end, you’ll have a happy little mouse, a quirky talking point for your mantelpiece and a new experience to tell your friends about.’ The Idler taxidermy masterclass with Mesh Bryant, Saturday 8th April summer-crafting-taxidermy

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