Lectures Topics: -The history of tanning. -How the Inuit´s prepare reindeer and seal skin (the techniques are the same as used 12000 years ago by the first reindeer hunters in Sweden). -Tanning methods of Native Indians in Canada (they use predominantly an brain-and smoke tanning method that probably is the oldest method known). -Tanning methods of the Sami’s in northern Scandinavia (bark tanning, was the most important method in Sweden until chromium tanning was introduced in the end of the nineteenth century).
My lectures include slide shows and video films from my study trips in Canada, Alaska, Greenland, Sweden and Japan. Examples of tanned skins, tools and other products used in traditional tanning are also exhibited. Groups with maximum of 20 persons can be accommodated for demonstrations and lectures in the tannery. I also travel internationally to give lectures.
Courses in Fish Leather Tanning. If you are interested in crafts and think it might be fun to learn about tanning with old techniques, you are welcome to attend one of my courses. Courses can be given in Swedish and English.