An introduction to classic design and making techniques for luxury leather goods.
Explore the world of luxury leathergoods on this enjoyable introductory weekend. Katherine Pogson, designer and author of Complete Leatherwork, will demonstrate some classic leather-working tools and techniques, and show you how to adapt these for contemporary use. Explore the tactile qualities of leather to learn how to card cases, key fobs, simple wallets, coin purses and more. Choose from a selection of modern and accessible patterns to create stylish designs, and master simple construction, decoration and hand-finishing methods for a truly professional finish.
Working with top quality vegetable-tanned leather, you will learn to:
• Mark up and cut out leather accurately
• Experiment with saddlery techniques including channelling, creasing and paring
• Practice edge-finishes including bevelled, burnished and turned edges
• Master the art of hand-stitching with twin needles
This course is open to beginners and improvers. Previous students and those with some experience will have the chance to practice more advanced techniques including box-stitching, turned edges and more. Individual experimentation is encouraged, and you are welcome to bring your own projects to work on.
Katherine Pogson specialises in bespoke leather accessories and surface treatments. She set up her studio in 2000, and has been teaching these skills for over a decade.
MATERIALS AND RESOURCES
Materials to the value of £25.00 are included in the price of this course. Katherine will supply a selection of her own patterns to choose from, with the option of adapting them to your own design.
The Archivist, Unit V Reliance Wharf, 2-10 Hertford Road, London, N1 5ET
Places – 8
Dates – Sunday 18 May 2018
Cost – £150.00
- Materials to the value of £25.00
- Use of specialist tools & equipment
- 3 different patterns to keep
- Suppliers information pack
- Snacks and refreshments
Additional materials & tools may be available to purchase on the day