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Beth Dow

Minneapolis, MN
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Beth Dow is an artist and teacher from Minneapolis. She calls herself analog-retentive, and is interested in contemporary applications for traditional crafts. She has an MFA in photography, and her work has been exhibited around the world. Beth also makes saddle-stitched leather goods, artist books, and is an obsessive spoon carver. She takes a playful approach in her classes, encouraging students to experiment and have fun while mastering process. In her spare time Beth likes to play her ukulele with friends and she sings with the Prairie Fire Lady Choir.


 

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Current Courses Offered by Beth Dow

1 day
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Leather Journal Case

Learn the foundational skills of hand sewn saddle stitched leatherwork as you make a small pocket wallet and a beautiful case for a journal. We will discuss construction, surface decoration, basic wet molding, and leather care, and you will leave with a case that will develop a deep, rich color…
Sat, Jan 26th, 2019
Instructor: Beth Dow
2 days
Handsewn Leather Tool Tote

Leather Tool Tote

Tote your tools in style in a sturdy, hand-sewn leather tool tote. This open-top hold-all is perfect for anything from carving tools to knitting supplies. In this course, students will learn foundational skills that can be applied to future projects. We will use the traditional two-needle saddle stitch and hand…
Sat, Mar 23rd, 2019  –  Sun, Mar 24th, 2019
Instructor: Beth Dow
1/2 Day
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Leather Wallets: Sew Your Own

It’s especially gratifying to have handmade everyday objects you touch on a daily basis. You’ll be proud to pull out your handmade wallet, capable of containing cards and cash. Using the saddle stitch and vegetable tanned leather, you’ll create a simple piece that will be useful for years. Ages 14+,…
Sun, Jan 27th, 2019
Instructor: Beth Dow

Past Courses Offered by Beth Dow

Hand-Sewn Leather Cases: Saddle Stitch Style

Hand-Sewn Leather Clutch

Leather Wallets: Sew Your Own: Wooden Boat Show Mini-Course

Photographing Your Work