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. 

Subject areas 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.