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Fish Skin Tanning with Jackie Hrabok-Leppäjärvi

Six Sessions * July 27 - August 18

Evenings: July 27, 6:30-8:30p / July 30 & Aug 17, 6:30-9:30p
Days: July 28, 10a-2p / July 29, 10a-1p / Aug 18, 11a-1p

Register by July 20
Cost: $157—or $114 if you pay in advance!

Learn to make fish leather using traditional tanning methods using tree bark. We will extract tannins from vegetation, remove scales from raw fish skins, and cure skins into fully tanned leather. Option to dye skins in vivid colors offered on final day of class. Students supply 2 frozen salmon or trout of your own, each tightly wrapped in a plastic bag. Class field trip to harvest tree bark Contact instructor if you need fish.

Jackie Hrabok-Leppäjärvi is an assistant professor in the reindeer science and husbandry programs at Northwest Campus. She specializes in reindeer parasitology and traditional tanning

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 June 2018 13:51

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