Fish Skin Leather: tanning with tea

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Date(s) - 06/05/2020
7:00 pm


Join with others online to  participate in Janey Chang’s  fish leather course- adapted to work from your own  kitchen!

 2 sessions: May 6 and 13th, 7-9pm

Hosted thru Zoom and Weshowup, it is a pay what you can after the class program, with 100% fees going direct to Janey.

Course fee ranges from $100, $50 or $25 ( $125 is usual class cost) with a $2 registration fee.

The link  see list of materials required and to book your space is  here

The making of fish skin leather is an almost forgotten ancient skill that was once common among ocean and freshwater communities in the Northern Hemisphere in places such as Japan, China, Norway, Sweden, Alaska and the Pacific Coast. It is a beautiful textile that can be tanned in different ways to create a strong leather for clothing, pouches, wallets, footwear and art. In this two part class we will explore tea tanning and will use everyday materials you will likely find in your own home. In Part 1 we will prepare our fish skins for tanning and prepare a tannin liquor. In Part 2 we will soften and finish our skins into a beautiful leather. By the end, you will know all you need to know to have your own simple home fish tannery!