Masterclass | Salmon Leather

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Join Daniel Ankarstrand, founder and lead designer at Kristian Edde, for a one-day masterclass at Leatherbox Academy focused on the sustainable luxury of salmon leather. This workshop is designed for designers and crafters eager to deeply understand and integrate salmon leather into their work.

Explore the unique characteristics of salmon leather through a series of demonstrations and hands-on experiences led by Daniel. While the masterclass emphasizes learning about the material rather than completing a final product, participants will have the opportunity to handcraft a salmon leather cardholder as a keepsake.

You’ll gain insight into the versatility and beauty of salmon leather, learning how to apply these techniques to enhance your own designs. The workshop accommodates all skill levels, ensuring personal guidance and a chance to try the techniques yourself.

This is more than a learning opportunity; it's a chance to immerse yourself in the world of sustainable design with one of the leading innovators in the field. Join us to share in Daniel's passion for salmon leather and take your craftsmanship to new heights.

Practical course details

Learning outcomes and program


  • 10.00 Start of Masterclass
  • 13.00 Lunch 
  • 13.45 Masterclass - part II
  • 16.45 Planned end of the course
  • 16.45 Drinks & Bites

Course days may end a little later depending on work pace.


After this course you will be able to:

  • Work with Elastic Materials: Understand the unique properties of fish leather, including its elasticity, and learn effective methods for gluing this material.
  • Explore Finishing Techniques: Examine different finishes of fish leather, understand challenges related to hot foil stamping, and learn how to achieve successful outcomes.
  • Apply Hot Foil Stamping: Gain hands-on experience in hot foil stamping on fish leather, exploring various approaches to manage its unique finish
  • Practice Hand Skiving: Develop your ability to hand skive with precision, an essential skill for working with delicate materials like fish leather.
  • Learn Saddle Stitching: While not the primary focus of this workshop, saddle stitching is a fundamental skill you will learn during the day, enhancing your ability to produce durable and aesthetically pleasing leather goods.

During the course, we’ll provide you with the tools and guidance to enhance your craftsmanship in working with salmon leather, a sustainable and luxurious material. While prior experience in hand stitching and leather crafting may be helpful, this workshop is designed to accommodate a range of skill levels, allowing everyone to advance their techniques effectively.


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3449 HE Woerden
The Netherlands

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  • 1 day course participation
  • Drinks, snacks and lunch
  • Leather in the color of your choice (Salmon leather & Waprolux)
  • Tools and workshop materials - tools remain the property of Leatherbox

After the workshop you can take home your created design.


  • Hotel and flight expenses (if relevant)

Read more under the heading 'Terms and Conditions'.

Terms and conditions

On the Leatherbox webshop you will find leather crafting events from Leatherbox and from third parties. Leatherbox offers leather workers the opportunity to stay informed of activities that help to increase their knowledge and skills in one place. In regards to the workshops of third parties, Leatherbox only offers the platform to promote the event. Leatherbox is not responsible for the organization or content quality of the event. Always contact the organizer if you have any questions, for registration or if you have complaints.

You can register for multiple events. After your registration you will receive two confirmation emails, one payment confirmation email and one event confirmation email.

Two weeks prior to the course you will receive a final email with practical information about your participation, such as the program and directions.

Cancel or change your registration
The following cancellation conditions apply to Leatherbox events and workshops.

In case of cancellation by the participant, the following costs apply:

  • Cancellation up to 3 days after registration: free of charge
  • Cancellation within 30 days prior to the event: 25% of the participation fee
  • Cancellation within 14-30 days prior to the event: 50% of the participation fee
  • Cancellation within 14 days of the event: 100% of the participation fee

Replacing the participant is always allowed. Please contact Leatherbox for this.

Leatherbox has the right to move or cancel the workshop if the minimum number of participants is not reached, or in the event of unforeseen circumstances (such as illness of the teacher). In that case, the participant may cancel free of charge and receives the participation fee back. Leatherbox is not responsible for costs incurred by the participant such as transport or hotel stays.

Change registration
Did you make a mistake during your registration and do you want to change your details? This is always possible. Please contact us.

Always contact the organizer directly for the cancellation conditions of external events.

Leather crafting materials are required for most of the Leatherbox events. Sometimes these are fully provided by the organizer, but in most cases the participant is responsible for providing part of the workshop materials. You will always find an overview of this on the event page. Don't have all the necessary materials for the workshop? Order the missing materials in our webshop, or contact Leatherbox. The participant is responsible for arranging the materials in time.

For orders just before the course date, or if you do not have the right materials with you on the day itself, we cannot guarantee that there will be sufficient stock in our wholesale. Therefore, place an order as soon as possible, so that you have the materials at home prior to your participation. Do you want us to prepare your order for you on the course day? Then choose 'Pick up in the store' and send us a message that these items are for the workshop (mail to stating the workshop and your webshop order number).

Leatherbox is not responsible for the loss or breakdown of materials and tools during the workshop.

The materials that Leatherbox provides are on loan and intended to be able to follow the workshop. These materials remain the property of Leatherbox. You can take home the design you make during the workshop.

There is a minimum and maximum number of participants for each workshop or event. Is a workshop fully booked, but would you still like to participate? Leave your details on the waiting list. Then you will be the first to receive a message if a spot becomes available, or if a new date is scheduled. Is the minimum number of participants not reached? Then Leatherbox has the right to move or cancel the workshop. In that case you may leave your registration for the new date, or cancel it free of charge.

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About the Teacher

Daniel Ankarstrand

Meet Daniel Ankarstrand, the visionary behind the fashion luxury brand Kristian Eddé, where craftsmanship meets environmental consciousness. Originating from a career in social work, Daniel’s profound appreciation for design led him to master the art of leather crafting. He launched his own brand in 2016, driven by a desire to create high-end accessories that are not only beautiful but also kind to nature.

Daniel’s signature material is salmon leather, an innovative and eco-friendly choice. This remarkable material, sourced from the Nordic Sea and tanned by Nordic Fish Leather in Iceland, is a by-product of the fish industry, turning potential waste into wearable art. At his Stockholm atelier, every piece is crafted by hand with utmost precision. Daniel’s passion for salmon leather shines through his work, making each creation a testament to sustainable luxury and meticulous design.

Leatherbox Academy

Brings leatherworkers together to a higher level

The Leatherbox Academy is a platform that connects leather professionals in their passion for leather crafting. By offering events and workshops, the Leatherbox Academy supports leather workers of every level in developing knowledge and skills to achieve the best results.