Practical short courses in contemporary leather, handbags and fashion accessories design, taught at her Central London studio by Katherine Pogson.
2015 Dates at  glance

2015 Dates at glance

Designer Courses dates to December 2015, including Gloves, Handbags, Leather moulding, Jewellery & Gifts…
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Summer School 2015 Leather Glove-making     NEW!

Summer School 2015 Leather Glove-making NEW!

Make a pattern to fit your own hand, and learn how to choose, cut, treat and stitch fine gloving leather in this unique and fascinating course!
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Katherine Pogson appointed Visiting Maker, Pitt Rivers Museum Oxford

Katherine Pogson appointed Visiting Maker, Pitt Rivers Museum Oxford

Katherine Pogson was awarded the post of visiting maker for the NeedMakeUse programme at the Pitt Rivers Museum in April. The award allows the maker to work with curators to research objects in the Collection and to create new work in response.
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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 leather goods, handbags and fashion accessories, as well as consultation in many aspects of setting up and running a design business.
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Leather Glove-making, 31 July - 2 August 2015

Leather Glove-making, 31 July – 2 August 2015

Make a pattern to fit your own hand, and learn how to choose, cut, treat and stitch fine gloving leather in this unique and fascinating course!
Design a handbag weekend, September 26 & 27 2015

Design a handbag weekend, September 26 & 27 2015

This inspiring and fast-paced course shows you how to transform ideas into original designs, and develop your own signature style. You will practise 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.
NEW! Leather Moulding: Boxes and bags, October 10 & 11 2015

NEW! Leather Moulding: Boxes and bags, October 10 & 11 2015

Discover the wonderful properties of vegetable-tanned leather in this fascinating new weekend course. Learn how to wet-mould leather to make sculptural forms including bowls, boxes and purses, and adapt these to create small containers such as coin, card and phone cases.
How to make a handbag weekend, November 7 & 8 2015

How to make a handbag weekend, November 7 & 8 2015

Our most popular course – now in its tenth year! Katherine Pogson, author of Complete Leatherwork, guides you step-by-step through the process of making your own leather handbag. Learn how to cut, sew and finish leather,  adding zips, pockets, handles and metal fittings for a professional result.
Leather jewellery & gifts, December 5 & 6 2015

Leather jewellery & gifts, December 5 & 6 2015

This practical, hands-on weekend focuses on decorative techniques for working both hard and soft leathers to create jewellery and small gifts.  Projects include cuffs and wrist-pieces, necklaces, body adornments, hair accessories and more, such as tassels, key rings, belts, purses, small boxes and simple wallets.
Coming soon! Designer Courses North...

Coming soon! Designer Courses North…

Designer Courses have teemed up with a high-quality leather goods factory in Grantham, Lincolnshire to offer a series of one day Designer Courses at their new venue. We are hoping to add more dates and longer courses next year, so, if you live nearby, do get in touch and spread the word!
Consultancy and individual tuition

Consultancy and individual tuition

Katherine Pogson offers tailor-made personal tuition in a range of design and construction techniques for leather goods, handbags and fashion accessories, as well as consultation in many aspects of setting up and running a design business. Katherine established her studio in 2000, and has worked as a leather consultant for fashion, interiors and product design...
Leather accessories weekend: design & making techniques 11 & 12 April 2015

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.

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.

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.

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 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.