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Candace LaCosse

Duluth, MN
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Candace is an artist, educator, shop owner, and mother based in Duluth, Minnesota. For over a decade, she has crafted shoes and leather goods one at a time, using traditional techniques and classic aesthetics. She is dedicated to life long learning, and in addition to teaching her craft nationally, she continues to study at every opportunity. You can find her and her work, as well as the work of over 100 intentional and independent makers, in her Duluth shop, Hemlocks.

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Current Courses Offered by Candace LaCosse

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…
Sat, May 25th, 2024  –  Sun, May 26th, 2024
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Candace LaCosse
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Hand-Sewn Leather Tote Bag

A beautiful and sturdy leather tote can last a lifetime. This class will introduce leatherworking…
Sat, Feb 3rd, 2024  –  Sun, Feb 4th, 2024
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Candace LaCosse

Past Courses Offered by Candace LaCosse

Custom Leather Sandal Construction

Hand-sewn Leather Hat

Hand-Sewn Leather Slippers

Hand-Stitched Leather Travel Accessories & Gifts

Naturally Dyed Tote Bag and Scarf

Shoemaking with the Cordwainer Shop: The Pathfinder

Wood-Fired Artisan Bread Baking: A Tiny Taste

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