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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

2 days
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Hand-Sewn Leather Cases: Saddle Stitch Style

There's real pleasure in making an object that you touch daily and that only improves with wear and tear—a leather case is exactly such a thing. Design and sew a stylish laptop cover, journal cover or clutch from the same basic pattern. In this course, students will learn foundational skills…
Sat, May 12th, 2018  –  Sun, May 13th, 2018
Instructor: Beth Dow
2 days
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Hand-Sewn Leather Clutch

Learn the foundational skills of leatherwork while making a fun and funky clutch that will turn heads at the co-op and coffee shop. This bag has pockets, a removable wrist strap, and brass hardware. We will use the traditional two-needle saddle stitch and hand tools to make a beautiful case…
Sat, Jan 13th, 2018  –  Sun, Jan 14th, 2018
Instructor: Beth Dow
2 days
Handsewn Leather Tool Tote

Hand-Sewn 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, Oct 28th, 2017  –  Sun, Oct 29th, 2017
Instructor: Beth Dow
Sat, Mar 3rd, 2018  –  Sun, Mar 4th, 2018
Instructor: Beth Dow
2 hours
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Photographing Your Work

Taking pictures of craft can be challenging: what is vibrant and eye-catching in person can appear lackluster and flat on the page if the light is wrong or the angle incorrect. Join Beth Dow for a quick run-down on how to photograph your work in its best light: from what…
Fri, Oct 27th, 2017
Instructor: Beth Dow