Fish Skin Leather for Families

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Fish Skin Leather for Families

25.00

November 30th: 11 AM to 2 PM

Cost: 25$ + 10$ per Finished salmon leather that you take home

This event is for families to enjoy together. You will have the opportunity to transform a raw fish skin into finished leather and take home your work.

Fish skin leather is an ancient skill that was once common among ocean and freshwater communities in the Northern Hemisphere. 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 class, you will have the opportunity to reconnect and remember through your hands, work of making fish skin leather that your ancestors may have practised. Learn the steps to transform a raw fish skin into finished leather and take home your work.

About the Artist:

Janey Chang is an Artist, Maker, Outdoor Experiential Educator and Guide, Community Facilitator and Mother on a path to remembering how to be human through the (re)learning of ancestral skills. She has had the honour of teaching classes and workshops to all ages, on fish skin leather, natural fibre cordage, friction fire, hide tanning, ceremony, ukelele + drumming, self-expression through mask making, wilderness survival skills, jump rope, leather tooling, coal-burned spoons, and more. She interweaves personal stories and encourages self-reflection in her experiential classes

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