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

Here are our new dates for September and beyond, together with a sneak preview of dates for 2015…
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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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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, 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!
Decorative leather weekend: jewellery & embellishment 20 & 21 September 2014

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

Experiment with embossing, moulding, gilding, foiling, cut work and a host of other ways to develop original, covetable objects to wear and hold. Suitable for jewellery, small leather goods or fashion, you will create and apply your own original surface treatments.

Design a Handbag weekend: pattern-cutting & development October 24 & 25 2014

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 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

A fun-packed weekend, focusing on small leather goods and gift items, ideal for that lovingly hand-made festive gift!

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 18 & 19 January 2015

Glove making weekend 18 & 19 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 8 & 9 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.
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.
Soft leather bags and accessories at West Dean, 29 August - 1 September 2014

Soft leather bags and accessories at West Dean, 29 August – 1 September 2014

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.