tanning information and advice on preparing fish skin

Submitted by Tristian Jones on 03/05/2004 at 05:06. ( tristian.jones@staffordshire.gov.uk ) 212.207.90.162

I'm currently looking for information on how to tann and prepare the skin of a dogfish for use on a designer binding. Sourcing the skin is no problem as all I seem to catch lately are dogfish! but I would appreciate some advice on materials, chemicals and technique etc to get the skin usable for bookbinding. I do have access to a scientific chemical supplies catalogue and or specialist craft suppliers.
Any help and advice would be gratefully accepted

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Please E-Mail & we can talk!

This response submitted by Bruce Rittel on 03/05/2004 at 21:11. ( rittel@mindspring.com ) 207.69.139.156

Fishskins are very unique and require special treatment to make them usable as leather. I would be glad to discuss it further with you.

E-Mail me at Rittel@mindspring.com


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