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Salmon Fish Skin Tanning Weekend Course

Salmon Fish Skin Tanning Weekend Course


Course Location: East Lothian, Haddon Hall Derbyshire

Course Time: 13:00 Friday - 12:00 Sunday

Course Duration: 3 Days 2 Nights

Course size: 12

Course Age Range: 18+

Call US: 01234 351006 (09:30-16:30 7 Days)

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Salmon Fish Skin Tanning Weekend Course

During this weekend course you will discover the amazing transformation of turning two Salmon skins into Leather (per person). This amazingly strong and versatile material can then be processed further on to items such as clothing, pouches, shoes and more.

Fish leather historically was commonly used in the circumpolar regions and the boreal zone due to its abundant availability and strength. Did you know that in Iceland it tanned Wolf fish shoes were so common that distances were sometimes measured in how many pairs of shoes you would use to make the journey!
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.

Please note this is a self catering course, you will need dinner on friday night, breakfast lunch and dinner for Saturday, and breakast on Sunday. You will have access to a fire to cook on, we would suggest a very simple and quick lunch with more time allowed round the fire for an evening meal.

This course can be purchased as an 18 month voucher, to book online choose "36 month voucher" from the options above and we will email the details over to you. Alternatively if you are purchasing this course as a gift we can post you a full colour gift presentation pack for just £4.25, just choose posted instead of emailed delivery option. Or contact us by phone to make the arrangements.

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We’re happy to take course bookings and payments over the phone. Simply give us a call and we’ll place the booking for you before emailing through confirmation. Alternatively, drop us an email at and we’ll call you back.

If your course booking is for a gift, no problem, just let us know at the time of booking and we’ll email you a personalised gift certificate or 18-month voucher to print at home. Or, for a small supplement, we’ll print out a gift pack and pop it in the post for you.