Canoe is a modern leather goods line hand crafted by Natalie Davis in Austin, TX. Founded in 2009, we're inspired by vintage workwear, well-worn boots,
and Outlaw country music. Our line explores pattern through tooled, carved, burned, and hand dyed leather accessories, from jewelry to home wares. Canoe goods
are crafted with a sartorial eye and workhorse materials to last a lifetime, made proudly in the USA.
Natalie is a graphic designer, artist, and educator who has been crafting goods from a young age. She received her BA in Design|Media Arts from UCLA and her MFA
in 2-D Design from Cranbrook. In 2007, she launched Miss Natalie, a home goods line, based on her love of pattern
and tactile design. Canoe continues that exploration of pattern on leather, using traditional tooling and construction techniques to create modern forms. She is a
proud member of the Longhorn Trail Leather Guild of Austin, TX and teaches workshops on leather tooling (see Workshops).
Together with Abby Powell Thompson, Natalie curated and organized Feliz in 2012, a weekend celebration of handmade, featuring artist-led workshops
and a holiday sale in Austin, TX.
Portrait by Maura Ambrose. Tools by Michael Mueller.