Designer Courses AutumnWinter programme 2014 is now published, together with a sneak preview of dates for 2015. See the full schedule here:(more...)
Master a range of leather construction techniques over six evenings, while you develop your own design project. Each week introduces a new method or process, and gives you time to work on your individual designs. Whether its small leather goods, bike accessories, bags or body adornments, come and start that project!
This inspiring and fast-paced course shows you how to transform ideas into original designs, and develop your own signature style. You will practice methods of origination and presentation, and learn how to transform a vision into a fully resolved 3D pattern for a handbag or other fashion accessory collection.
This is the classic Designer Course, and our most popular weekend! Make your own handbag in leather or fabric, guided through the detailed construction process by leather expert Katherine Pogson.
A fun-packed weekend, focusing on small leather goods and gift items, ideal for that lovingly hand-made festive gift!
Love handbags? Learn how to develop an original design, create your own pattern, and test your idea in 3D before looking at professional construction techniques and practising sewing tips for working with leather.
This weekend course focuses on how to make simple small bags and other fashion accessories from soft leather. Learn how to sew leather by machine and hand, and explore surface decoration techniques including embroidery, appliqué, foiling and studwork for making purses, belts and other body adornments.
Join Katherine in the delightful Sussex countryside for the second round of this new residential weekend course
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.
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?
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.
A fun-packed weekend, focusing on decorative techniques for jewellery and small leather goods!
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.