I was given a bag of fish leather scraps the other day and am seriously having too much fun. There aren’t any really big pieces in the assortment, but there are enough scraps to do some interesting things with margins, which was my hope.
It has a really neat texture and, while not as supple as some regular leather, is every bit as soft to the touch.
In fact, I like it sufficiently (suf-fish-ently? ) that I may order some entire fish hides (boy does that sound weird to type) for future book covers.
If folks in monasteries had realised that fish leather was a viable product, you can bet they would have made books on an entirely different scale…
(sorry. couldn’t resist.)