I attended a wonderful workshop today. Joel Issak was a great instructor, very patient and he really knows his salmon skins. He has made everything from vests and wallets to ladies high heels ! Fairbanks Arts Association hosted the class in Fairbanks. It was part of the Dena’ina Way of Living program sponsored by the Rasmusson Foundation.
I got a good start on a small project, skin needs to dry before I can finish. I have plenty of skin for a few more small projects. We learned how to properly skin a salmon and cure the skin. We even got to bring home some wonderful silver salmon for dinner!