Course Duration: 13:00 Friday - 12:00 Sunday
Group size: 12 Maximum
Age Range: 18+
During this weekend course, you will discover the amazing transformation of turning two Salmon skins (per person) into Leather . This amazingly strong and versatile material can then be processed further into items such as clothing, pouches, shoes, and more. We will also look at different tanning solutions that can be made from plants and bark.
Through your weekend you will discover 2 different processes of oil and veg tanning. Beginning with fleshing and descaling, scraping using both modern and ancient techniques, and degreasing.
We will also produce a number of tanning solutions from plants and bark before trying your hand at a number of softening techniques, before finally smoking your end product.
The end result
Yours to take home, the skins you work in this weekend can be made into a lot of different items. We can show some examples to inspire you to craft something from your hard work. Our staff can also assist with offering their own first hand experience with some tips and tricks to turn your fish leather into something useful or decorative, that you can keep for years to come!
Join our highly experienced instructors for a weekend of producing this amazing material from two Salmon Skins.