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Candace LaCosse

Duluth, MN
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Candace LaCosse
With an eclectic professional background in journalism, education, and art, Candace strives for sustainability and life-long learning. Following her 2012 internship at North House, she apprenticed with shoemaker Molly Grant at The Cordwainer Shop in Deerfield, New Hampshire. She currently works from her studio in downtown Duluth making shoes and other leather goods for her business Hemlocks Leatherworks. Her other areas of interest include wood-fired baking, food fermentation, simple shelters, black ash basketry, and traditional cultures around the world.

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Current Courses Offered by Candace LaCosse

2 Days
Teaser image for Custom Leather Sandal Construction

Custom Leather Sandal Construction

A pair of sandals that fits just right is a highly prized possession—and all the better if they are attractive and one-of-a-kind. Create a pair of custom hand-stitched leather sandals to enjoy for years to come. Students will spend some time sketching ideas and discussing execution, working from a few…
Sat, Apr 27th, 2019  –  Sun, Apr 28th, 2019
Instructor: Candace LaCosse
2 days
Teaser image for Hand-Sewn Leather Tote Bag

Hand-Sewn Leather Tote Bag

A beautiful and sturdy leather tote can last a lifetime. This class will introduce leatherworking skills and design techniques that may be applied to a variety of future projects. In this class, we will make a hand-stitched, leather tote – perfect for toting a laptop or several books. The finished…
Sat, Feb 23rd, 2019  –  Sun, Feb 24th, 2019
Instructor: Candace LaCosse

Past Courses Offered by Candace LaCosse

Hand-sewn Leather Hat

Hand-Sewn Leather Slippers

Shoemaking with the Cordwainer Shop

Wood-Fired Artisan Bread Baking: A Tiny Taste