Make a Wallet from Fish Leather
with Joe Manthei
Friday, Sept. 6, 2019
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuition: $30 Materials: $25
Learn to make a small minimalist wallet out of fish leather. The wallet can be used for credit cards, cash, or business cards. Students will use a pattern to cut out the fish leather pieces and hand-stitch them into a functional, durable minimalist wallet using Tiger thread from Germany. The wallet measures 3" x 4" and contains two card slots.
No experience necessary. Class instruction will include different hand-stitching techniques and how to choose which method will work the best. Students will practice hand-stitching techniques before working on their wallet. Joe will also present a brief history and status of fish skin tanning in the world.
About the instructor: Joe Manthei started working with fish leather during a life-changing vacation to Iceland and turned it into a business, Fiskur Leather. Starting with bookmarks, he moved on to creating quilt-block artwork, cell phone cases, wallets, tote bags, laptop bags, briefcases, toiletry kits, and more.
Joe’s career path started as a chiropractor, specializing in clinical nutrition, in which he offered post-graduate seminars. He later earned an RN degree, and built medical software and trained personnel to use it. He has taught students of all ages from elementary students to adults. Joe and his wife, Pam, live in Mora Minnesota. Although retired from nursing in 2015, he currently works in the Mora school district as a substitute teacher/substitute school nurse when not creating with fish leather.
Sep 6th, 2019
Fri from 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Ely Folk School
209 E Sheridan St
Ely, MN 55731 Get directions