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 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...
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 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.
APRIL UPDATE 2015:

APRIL UPDATE 2015:

Only two places left : Leather fashion accessories weekend April 11 & 12, 10 – 5pm  £330.00 including materials
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 

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 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.
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
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.