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Re: [BKARTS] processing skins



Dear Roberta,

I am very curious about the salmon skins...by chance can you take a photo
and send it? I would love to see what it looks like. How amazing.

Melanie Daniels

Papermaker, Bookmaker, Printmaker
Cedar Hill, Missouri

On Tue, Nov 11, 2008 at 9:55 AM, Roberta Lavadour <paper@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>wrote:

> I was at a western craft leather show recently, geared towards makers of
> saddles, chaps, etc., and bought some beautiful tanned salmon skins. Not
> having a sound background in how skins are generally processed, I'm very
> curious as to how a material that I think of as having very little strength
> (I'm stuck thinking of the salmon skin on a dinner plate) can be transformed
> into something that looks so durable and leathery.
>
> The vendor said that he works with a commercial fishery and the meat goes
> on to store shelves at Costco.
>
> Thanks in advance for and info and insights.
>
> all the best,
> Roberta
>
>
> Roberta Lavadour - Pendleton, OR
> Mission Creek Press  -  Desultory Press
> http://www.missioncreekpress.com
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