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Joe Manthei

Joe has been working with Icelandic fish leather since a chance discovery on a vacation in 2011.  Originally a chiropractor, Joe retired from nursing in 2015.  When not designing and making fish leather wallets, bags and other items, he can be found substitute teaching or substitute nursing at a Mora, Minnesota school near the home he shares with his wife Pam.

June 2019

Make a Salmon Leather Wallet

June 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$50 6 tickets left

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 create your own leather bi-fold wallet using tanned/dyed salmon leather.  Fish leather is the second strongest leather after kangaroo leather!  Each student will take home a wallet with a cash pocket plus 2-4 credit card pockets.  The salmon leather is imported from Iceland and…

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