“With Fur We Create”

We invite you to participate in this step-by-step process in creating your very own fur piece – “The Honest Fabric” mother earth has given us.  The program is led by some of the world’s most qualified and knowledgeable experts in the Fur Industry today. You will be nourished, enlightened empowered with knowledge on technology and techniques used today.

By Senior Master Furrier Panos Panagiotidis

5 Day intensive fur program

7 Participants maximum and 3 minimum per class

3 Levels (1, 2, 3) from Novice to Expert – Levels will not be combined.

Location:  Nanaimo, British Columbia

Time: Thursday – Monday

Dates: Commencing October 2021 – April 2022

Course Program Fee:  $850 + GST per student. Fur Skins included.  Deposit $200 at time of Registration

Certificate:  A Certificate of Completion will be awarded

COVID 19 – Social Distancing and Safety Protocols will be in place and all participants must provide proof of double vaccination.


A step-by-step process of teaching

Skins Used – Seal – Beaver – Fox – Mink [ wild] – Canadian Sable [Marten] -Bobcat and Lynx.

Grading Skins – according to the animal, gender, characteristics, color, hair length, and texture.

Treatment – this fabric (fur) requires special treatments before it may be used.

Furriers Knife – The instrument is exceptional. You will be enthralled once you’ve mastered how to use it with care.

Repairing – A procedure that differs according to which animal we are using. It is clear which method and technique we will employ once we have examined the skin.

Blocking – using the right technique, providing information about the diverse techniques used

Fur Sewing machine – A completely unique machine that, once mastered, is magical. Anyone can learn to use it. We will inform you of the different types of Furriers sewing machines, available.

Sewing – Learn methods of sewing fur my hand, if you so wish. After all, that was the way it was done before the machine was created.

Pattern Making

Level 1 students – General understanding & introduction in fur pattern making.

Level 2 & 3 students will be more creatively involved, as you will support your design with your own pattern.



We will educate you in recognizing different types of fur, their anatomy, and how to treat each one separately.

The proper way of ‘’opening ‘’ skins.  What, Where, and How to do so.

Demonstrate the proper way of ‘’blocking’’ classifying it by each species using the right tools, explaining the different techniques used, what we can and can’t do.

Repair spots, tears, and holes of the skin that require attention. When and how to use the correct tools and techniques.

Sewing with the correct machine and explanation on technical details.


Grading of skins according to species, character, color, hair thickness [short nap-long nap]

Identify summer skins from winter skins.

Demonstrate the importance of the pattern, understanding simplified patterns. How to create your own [simple geometrical pattern].

Learn and understand the technical secrets of producing and creating a ‘’soft’’ skin.

How to care for and clean the final product.


This in-depth level 3 program will explore the various techniques being used in Fur Production today. This level is reserved for students who already have experience in fur production, designing with an excellent grasp of the overall Fur Industry today.

You will learn various production methods of designing, cutting sewing when producing the following techniques.  Skin To Skin, Dropped, Let Out, Horizontal- Transported-Diagonal are the techniques used in the fur industry.

Learning the correct mathematical calculation and procedure used when measuring and designing a pattern.  Including altering an existing pattern. Learn the precise procedure in taking measurements and sizes of garments, blankets, pillows, or any fur product including what we can do and what not to do.

Demonstrate the ‘’final’’ touch of your finished product. A Professional Seamstress will be demonstrating and teaching the correct sewing techniques.  The correct needles required will produce a  wonderful product.

                                                                       DATES AVAILABLE
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
November 4 – 8 November 11 – 15 November 18 – 22
November 25 – 29 December 2 – 6 December 9 – 13  
January 13 – 17 January 20 – 24 January 27 – 31
February 4 – 7 February 10 – 14 February 24 – 28 
March 10 – 14 March 17 – 21 March 24 – 28


In order to assist in placing you at the correct level, please fill out this questionnaire.


Level 1 Level 2 Level 3

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Please Note:

  • Credit Card Statement will say Kania Industries Inc.
  • Refreshments will be provided throughout the day.
  • Fur Skin Supplies included.
  • Accommodation and Travel Expenses not included.

Please contact us with any questions or comments:

FurCanada / Kania Industries Inc.
1642 Harold Road
Nanaimo, BC, Canada
V9X 1T4

Tel:  778-441-5159
Email:  furschool@furcanada.com