Designer Courses offers hands-on, practical courses in contemporary craft and design. Specialising in techniques for leather fashion accessories including handbags, classic leather goods and gloves, Designer Courses was set up by leather expert Katherine Pogson in 2005.  

Katherine has worked with leather for nearly twenty years, running an independent design studio collaborating with fashion, interior and product designers to create prototypes, samples, finishes and bespoke commissions.

Courses on offer include design-development, pattern-cutting, and a range of construction and decoration techniques for leather accessories, with a focus on hand-finishing  and original design. 

Bespoke training, advice and consultancy for emerging designers and start-up businesses is one of our special areas of interest and we offer individually tailored training in subjects including sourcing materials, range planning, pricing and costing, and approaching manufacturers.