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CXL Make a Slim Minimalist Wallet with Fish Leather (In-Person)


Joe Manthei


Date & Time: August 7, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Class Fee: $75.00
Class fee includes cost of material for this class, if provided.

Skill Level: Beginner


Marine Mills Folk School
550 Pine Street
Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047 United States

Did you know eco-friendly fish leather uses the skin of processed fish that would otherwise be thrown away?  Fish leather is being used today in the design of handbags, shoes, even clothing.  In this class you’ll learn how to create your own slim minimalist wallet using tanned/dyed fish leather! 

Fish leather is the second strongest leather after kangaroo leather (perhaps the next class will be in Australia?)!  Each student will take home a functional minimalist wallet with 2 credit card pockets.  It can be used for business cards as well.

Learn about leather and the difference between fish and cowhide, as well as how fish leather is produced and where.  The class will cover stitching techniques plus wallet design including measurement and cutting methods.  The fish leather is imported from Iceland and will be available in different colors. You will actually have two fish leathers – one to make in class and one to take home for another project! 

Students to bring:

  • Sharp scissors (Fiskars or equivalent)
  • Metal foot long ruler
  • Marking pen
  • Water/snacks as there are no food facilities at the school
The registration fee for this class includes a materials fee of $25 plus the class fee of $50, for a total of $75.

Be aware we may cancel class if a minimum number of registrations is not reached. We work to balance teachers’ need to plan for materials with students’ busy schedules — please register as early as possible to help your instructor prepare for the class!

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General Age Policy:
All classes are for adults (18+) unless otherwise noted.

Class Minimums:
Be aware we may cancel 5 days before class date if a minimum number of registrations not reached. We work to balance teachers' need to plan for a class with students' busy schedules -- not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!

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