Complete leatherwork book launched

8 September 2009

Complete Leatherwork, the brand new book by the designer Katherine Pogson covers all aspects of working with leather, from basic materials, threads, dyes, and adhesives to pattern making, skiving, channelling, and even more advanced skills such as moulding and surface decoration.

Each technique is carefully explained with detailed instructions, and there's a range of projects from beginner and advanced leatherworkers alike. Readers are encouraged to show their style with a cheerful hide belt and matching purse, or travel the world with an everlasting passport holder and folding top bag. Whatever the level, whatever the look, this comprehensive guide includes everything you need to bring it all together.

The author/designer regularly runs short courses on leather and fashion accessories at Designer Courses, in Holborn, London. Katherine Pogson takes you through the process of designing and making your own leather handbag or other fashion accessories, from creating the pattern to making up the finished article. Suitable for beginners, during the course you will learn to make your own pattern, attach linings and facings, add pockets and zips, make sturdy leather handles and features, and apply clasps, studs, poppers, eyelets and magnets.

To find out more about Designer Courses please call +44 (0)797 000 5120 or visit And to order Katherine Pogson's book ‘Complete Leatherwork', you can either e-mail the designer directly at [email protected] and receive a signed copy for only £15; alternatively, the book is available from a range of websites such Amazon and E-Bay, among others (ISBN: 9781843404842).

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