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Beth Dow

Minneapolis, MN
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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

Kids Only - Hand-sewn Leather Shoulder Bag

You have important things to carry, so let’s make a hand-sewn leather shoulder bag with an…
Sat, Oct 19th, 2024
1-4pm
Instructor: Beth Dow

Leather Bedside Book Bag

You love to read, and those books you’re reading are stacked by your bed, the couch, and even…
Fri, Sep 27th, 2024  –  Sun, Sep 29th, 2024
Days 1-2: 9am-5pm; Day 3: 9am-1pm
Instructor: Beth Dow
Teaser image for Leather Firewood Carrier

Leather Firewood Carrier

Make North Shore memories as you make a beautiful and sturdy leatherwood firewood carrier. This…
Sat, Nov 2nd, 2024  –  Sun, Nov 3rd, 2024
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Beth Dow

Leather Treasure Bag - Family Class

Does the child in your life love to collect stones, coins, or other magical objects? Come to North…
Fri, Oct 18th, 2024
9-11 am
Instructor: Beth Dow
Teaser image for North Shore Cyanotype Folio

North Shore Cyanotype Folio

In 1842, Anna Atkins used the cyanotype process to make the first book illustrated by photographic…
Fri, Jul 5th, 2024  –  Sun, Jul 7th, 2024
9am-5pm each day
Instructors: Beth Dow, Keith Taylor

Past Courses Offered by Beth Dow

Custom Leather Shop Apron

Hand-Sewn Leather Accessories

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

Hand-Sewn Leather Toolbag

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

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