Fish Leather Tanning @ The Off-grid Living Festival

Fish Leather Tanning @ The Off-grid Living Festival

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Saturday April 28th @ Centennial Park, Eldorado, Victoria

'These 2 hour sessions at the Off-grid Living Festival will give you a true taster into what it takes to make traditional leathers, 'Off-the-grid'!'

 

Session times:

11am - 1pm 

2pm - 4pm

 

*Make sure you approach Josh early in the morning on the day to book your spot for either the morning or afternoon session. Spaces are limited and are given on a first in first served basis.

 

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'These 2 hour sessions at the Off-grid Living Festival will give you a true taster into what it takes to make traditional leathers, 'Off-the-grid'!'

 
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Session times:

11am - 1pm 

2pm - 4pm


*Make sure you approach Josh early in the morning to book your spot for either the morning or afternoon session. Spaces are limited and are given on a first in first served basis.


 
 Pictured: Josh showing how to prepare an oil, egg and natural soap mixture for tanning fish skins

Pictured: Josh showing how to prepare an oil, egg and natural soap mixture for tanning fish skins

Come join traditional tanner Josh McLean (Owner/ Operator of The Bush Tannery), for a 2 hour hands on session introducing you to the basic tools and methods in making your own natural leathers at home. You may be surprised that you can make fish into leather, even better, the methods you will learn in this 2 hour class tap into the foundational knowledge needed to understand working with larger skins and hides. 

 

Not only will you be in the drivers seat of your own experience with Josh helping to guide you, you will also get your very own fish skin to take home and continue learning + a cheat sheet with all the tips and tricks to transform your fish skin into a versatile textile ready for crafting.

 

**No previous experience necessary and anyone interested is welcome to join (and yes things may get a bit fishy! - Although that depends on how messy you are).

 

Trainer Bio

 

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Josh McLean

Owner and Operator of The Bush Tannery, he learned the skills of traditional tanning from Lotta Rahme, a Master Tanner in Sweden. Based on thousands of years of traditional knowledge, Josh’s passion is to help preserve and pass these practical skills on for generations to come.