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Tea Tanning Fish Leather with Isabella White

 April 27, 2024

In this beginner workshop participants will learn how to transform raw fish skins into durable materials! Resident artist Isabella White will guide folks from start to finish to clean, flesh and prepare their skin for tanning in brewed tea. This is an all ages workshop but young children will need to be occupied by a parent or guardian. Please come wearing clothes you don’t mind getting dirty!

Registration is required and spots are limited, so get your tickets before it’s full!

About Isabella

Isabella White is a mixed L’nu woman and multidisciplinary artist. From Three Rivers,
Ktaqmkuk, and belonging to a large family with deep roots in Nujio’qonik. Her practice is
sustained by intergenerational care and reciprocity. She relies on good relations to harvest and
gather materials, supported by generosity from community. Isabella bark-tans leather, sews,
beads, and paints to create gifts of expression, connection, and ceremony. She learned valuable skills such as sewing from her grandmother, mother, and aunts. Her grandfather is her most influential teacher and inspiration. After graduating from NSCAD University with a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Fine Arts, Isabella continued her education under the mentorship of Nicole Travers of Blomidon Beadwork. Inheriting the tradition of tea and bark tanning leather, focusing on fish. Isabella currently lives in Elmastukwek, her partner’s home community.

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Times and Locations

April 27, 2024

1:00 pm

Union House Arts