FAQ

I've sent you two emails in the last 5 minutes and you haven't replied - are you dead?

We spend most of our time in the workshop making things and unfortunately are not able to check emails more than once or twice a week so if you don;t hear back straight away please bare with us.  If you haven't heard anything after a few days do please feel free to email us again with URGENT in the subject line 

Can I keep The Animal I stuffed?

Anything you make in any of our classes is yours to keep - but please bring a suitable bag or box if you dont want odd looks on the way home.

What do I Need To Bring & Wear?


Nothing! (Well do wear some sensible clothes - you shouldn't get them dirty but you will be working in them) Apart from that we provide everything.

I'm a Complete Beginner Should I Start With a Mouse?

The mouse is the simplest class to take - however all our classes are accessible to complete beginners - though if you do not have a lot of craft skills we do advise you to begin with a smaller mammal or bird

EEK - My Father's Just Bought a Puppy and I Can't come to today's class Because I want to play with it - can i change the date of the class?

We're sorry to say that once you have booked a class we can't change the date - however if you give us a couple of weeks or more notice, fingers crossed, we will sometimes be able to make an exception.

I'm a Vegetarian - Where Do You Get Your Specimens From

We're vegetarians too and we take our ethics very seriously - no animals are killed just to take part in our courses (unlike many people's lunches), all specimens are sourced responsibility and are the by products of the pest control or pet food industries. 

I Faint at The Sight of Blood - Can I Do One of Your Classes? 

No you can't.  But anyone who can stuff a chicken or a turkey, or see it done or walk past a butcher's shop shouldn't have too many problems - maybe start with a mouse - they're not at all messy 

My Pet Dog/Cat/Parrot/Ostrich Has Died - Can I Bring it To One of Your Classes? 

No, please do not bring any of your specimens (we've had to insist on this rule ever since someone brought a rancid fox cub that they said they'd just found but had obviously been dead for weeks), however we do teach you the skills that you will need and we can discuss a private class to do your pet with us. 

I'm a Banker But I Want To Change Career - If I do a Mouse Course Can I set Up as a Taxidermist? 

Taxidermy is an art and a craft and takes time to master, that said many of today's professional taxidermists started by doing one of our mice classes.