Practical short courses in contemporary leather, handbags and fashion accessories design, taught at her Central London studio by Katherine Pogson.
Designer Courses Autumn Winter 2014 - 15 programme

Designer Courses Autumn Winter 2014 – 15 programme

Now booking for 2015 – & still a few places on selected Autumn weekend courses….
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Fashion, sewing & textiles with guest tutor, Ekta Kaul

Fashion, sewing & textiles with guest tutor, Ekta Kaul

A special new series of sewing, fashion and textiles short courses to be held at our studio in Hampstead 
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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 Atelier pops up at Craft Central in Clerkenwell

Katherine Pogson brings her leather atelier to Clerkenwell for one week. Alongside an exhibition of couture objects in leather, including moulded clutches and boxes 

Design a Handbag weekend: pattern-cutting & development October 25 & 26 2014

This inspiring and fast-paced course shows you how to transform ideas into original designs, and express your own signature style. You will practice methods of design development and presentation, and learn how to transform a vision into a fully resolved 3D pattern for a handbag or other fashion accessory collection.
Make a Handbag weekend 8 & 9 November 2014

Make a Handbag weekend 8 & 9 November 2014

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.

Leather accessories weekend: Gifts December 6 & 7 2014

This practical, hands-on weekend focuses on craft techniques for hardworking leather, including classic saddle stitching, embossing and a host of surface manipulation techniques. Learn to make boxes, home accessories including picture frames, desk tidies and more, just in time for the giving season.  This fun-packed weekend focuses on small leather goods and gift items, ideal...

Design a handbag evenings: Design development & pattern-making January 2015

Do you love handbags? Can you never find the perfect one?  This inspiring course over six evenings, shows you how to uncover your signature style, present your ideas in a clear and lively way and develop original patterns for your own designs.
Glove making weekend 17 & 18 January 2015

Glove making weekend 17 & 18 January 2015

Learn how to make fitted gloves by hand in fine leather. This is the only course in London, and one of very few in the whole country,  where you can  learn this fascinating art. 

Design a handbag weekend 7 & 8 February 2015

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.

Make a handbag weekend 7 & 8 March 2015

Our most popular weekend!  The classic Designer Course shows you how to make your own handbag in leather or fabric, guided through the detailed construction process by leather expert Katherine Pogson.

Leather accessories weekend: design & making techniques 11 & 12 April 2015

Learn how to exploit the tactile qualities of leather to create high quality lproducts to your own design.  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.

NEW Leather accessories: Designing and making techniques from 24 Sept 2014

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, as well as giving you time to work on your individual designs.  Whether its small leather goods, bike accessories, bags or body adornments, come and start that project!
Decorative leather weekend: jewellery & embellishment 20 & 21 September 2014

Decorative leather weekend: jewellery & embellishment 20 & 21 September 2014

This weekend course focuses on techniques for surface decoration and manipulation, suitable for jewellery, small leather goods and fashion. Experiment with embossing, moulding, gilding, foiling and a host of other ways to develop original, covetable objects to wear and hold. 
Material Consequences at London Design Festival 2014

Material Consequences at London Design Festival 2014

Material Consequences is the latest collaboration between four designer-makers united by a thoughtful, innovative, and often playful, approach to materials.