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Beth Dow

Minneapolis, MN
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Beth Dow

Beth Dow is a visual artist and leatherworker from Minneapolis, where she uses traditional hand-sewn saddle making processes and natural vegetable tanned cowhide to make bags and accessories that will last a lifetime. She has taught leatherwork at the Penland School of Crafts and North House Folk School, and she also teaches photography and leatherwork at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul. Her photographs have been exhibited around the world and are in several museum collections.

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Current Courses Offered by Beth Dow

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Hand-Sewn Leather Accessories

This class is a great introduction to basic leatherwork. We will use a traditional 2-needle saddle…
Sat, Apr 1st, 2023  –  Sun, Apr 2nd, 2023
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Beth Dow
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Hand-Sewn Leather Toolbag

In this course you will make a small toolbag with buckle closures and a removable shoulder strap.…
Fri, May 26th, 2023  –  Sun, May 28th, 2023
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Beth Dow

Past Courses Offered by Beth Dow

Custom Leather Shop Apron

Hand-Sewn Leather Cases: Saddle Stitch Style

Hand-Sewn Leather Clutch

Hand-Sewn Leather Clutch and Wallet

Hand-Sewn Leather Project Tote

Hand-Sewn Leather Shoulder Bag

Handsewn Leather Project Tote

Handsewn Leather Project Tote

Handsewn Leather Shoulder Bag: Online Course

Leather Card Holder: Sew Your Own (Online Course)

Leather Journal Case

Leather Tool Tote

Leather Wallets: Sew Your Own

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

Mast Hoop Leathering

Photographing Your Work

Simple Hand-Sewn Leather Shoulder Bag