Practical short courses in contemporary leather, handbags and fashion accessories design, taught at her Central London studio by Katherine Pogson.

How to Make a Handbag weekend 31 May, 1 June 2014

New date added for our most popular weekend! Make your own handbag in leather or fabric, guided through the detailed construction process by leather expert Katherine Pogson. You will learn how to:
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Design a Handbag weekend: pattern-cutting & development  5, 6 April  2014

Design a Handbag weekend: pattern-cutting & development 5, 6 April 2014

What are the secrets of truly original design? How do you transform a vision into a fully resolved 3D pattern for a handbag or other fashion accessory?
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Summer School 2014: 1 - 3 August - Bag School! Design and make a leather handbag

Summer School 2014: 1 – 3 August – Bag School! Design and make a leather handbag

Learn how to make a soft leather bag on this structured three day course, under the expert tuition of Katherine Pogson, a leather specialist whose clients have included Donna Karan, Hussein Chalayan and Mulberry.
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Glove-making weekend: NEW!  3, 4 May 2014

Glove-making weekend: NEW! 3, 4 May 2014

Discover the art of glove-making in fine leather – the only course in London, and one of very few in the whole country,  where you can  learn this fascinating art. 
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One to one tuition by appointment

One to one tuition by appointment

Katherine Pogson offers tailor-made personal tuition in design and construction techniques for handbags and leather fashion accessories, as well as consultation in many aspects of setting up and running a design business.
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Leather accessories weekend: hand-stitched luxury leather goods         15, 16 March 2014

Leather accessories weekend: hand-stitched luxury leather goods 15, 16 March 2014

Explore the tactile qualities of leather in this enjoyable hands-on class.  Katherine Pogson, designer, and author of Complete Leatherwork, introduces a range of construction, decoration and hand-finishing techniques for leather goods and fashion accessories, including belts, cuffs, wallets, purses, boxes and more.
Decorative leather weekend: jewellery & embellishment techniques

Decorative leather weekend: jewellery & embellishment techniques

A fun-packed weekend, focusing on decorative techniques for jewellery and small leather goods!

Design a Handbag evenings: design development & pattern-cutting 2014

Do you love handbags? Can you never find the perfect one?  This inspiring course over 6 evenings, shows you how to uncover your signature style, present your ideas in a clear and lively way and develop patterns for your original designs.
Bespoke glove-making at West Dean,30 October-2 November 2014

Bespoke glove-making at West Dean,30 October-2 November 2014

Join Katherine in the delightful Sussex countryside for the second round of this new residential weekend course
2014 course dates announced

2014 course dates announced

The 2014 Designer Courses programme is here – and contains lots of exciting news! We are introducing some fascinating new subjects – including the only Leather Gloves courses in London and the Decorative Leather weekend for jewellers – evening courses are back, and we have a brand new venue…
How to make a handbag weekend: Construction & finishing techniques

How to make a handbag weekend: Construction & finishing techniques

Our most popular course is back! Now in an improved version that gives you even more time to…
New dates for 2014 coming soon!

New dates for 2014 coming soon!

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Leather Accessories weekend: Craft techniques for luxury leathergoods

Leather Accessories weekend: Craft techniques for luxury leathergoods

Luxury leather goods, British craftsmanship and the hand-made have been undergoing a renaissance of late!
Soft Leather Accessories at West Dean, 11 - 13 October 2013

Soft Leather Accessories at West Dean, 11 – 13 October 2013

A weekend course in the heavenly Sussex countryside,  learning to make fashion accessories from soft leather….
Design a Handbag weekend: design development & pattern-cutting

Design a Handbag weekend: design development & pattern-cutting

What are the secrets of truly original design? How do you turn a vision into a fully resolved  pattern for a handbag or other fashion accessory?
Coronation Festival, Buckingham Palace 11 - 14 July 2013

Coronation Festival, Buckingham Palace 11 – 14 July 2013

As a Queen Elizabeth Craft Scholar, Katherine Pogson was delighted to be asked to exhibit her leather bags and jewellery as part of the Coronation Festival at Buckingham Palace in July.
The New Craftsmen, 10 July 2013

The New Craftsmen, 10 July 2013

Beautiful things are happening at a Garage in Mayfair… The New Craftsmen - “A collection of the coolest crafters in the land” Sunday Times - have taken up residence in Adam’s Row, Mayfair to showcase outstanding contemporary British craft.