Fish skin tanning at The Organic Centre
Join Lucy and explore the ancestral art of fish skin tanning. You will learn how to process a fish, removing its skin to be transformed into a soft, durable and waterproof material. Making fish leather is a truly alchemical process and it is very manageable to continue to deepen your love of this skill at home. We will be exploring vegetable tanning in this process and you will learn about the vast array of wildly available materials useful for tanning. We will also discuss and explore ancestral methods of fishing as well as ways to transform your tanned skin into something you can carry around with you for years to come. Respect for the animal and the gift of its skin to keep us warm will be practised throughout this process. Fish skin tanning is very accessible to people of many different abilities.