Design and make leather gloves in London.

Katherine Pogson is one of very few in the UK teaching the art of hand-making fitted leather gloves. 

Katherine studied the art of table-cutting at one of the last remaining leather glove factories in Britain, from craftsmen with over forty years experience, encouraged by Cornelia James, glove-maker by Royal Appointment to Her Majesty The Queen.

Course content:

  • Identify the different parts of a traditional glove pattern
  • Adapt a glove pattern to fit your own hand
  • Select, source and prepare fine leather
  • Master three different hand-stitches

Our course includes a visual overview of historical and fashion images, factory visits and advice on tools, equipment and resources.

Students include beginners, improvers, designers from other disciplines and emerging design businesses. Group sizes are small, allowing plenty of time for individual attention.

Dates for glove-making coming up soon in 2018:

Glove-making projects from previous Designer Courses students


Can't wait until September? We are able to offer one-to-one tuition in Glove Design by appointment.

Leather Glove-making, evenings, September

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!

An in-depth introduction to a rare and fascinating art, this is the only short course in the UK where you can learn how to make fitted gloves by hand in fine leather.

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The Art Workers' Guild
6 Queen Square
London WC1N 3AT 



Please get in touch, we love to hear from you. Call us on +44 797 000 5120 or use the contact form.