One day leather work course - small leather goods



Diamond Awl Leather Workshop offer hands-on leather courses that cover a range of traditional leatherwork skills. Our practical leather courses are perfect for those looking to make small leather goods and leather bag making. Located in Saddleworth, our authentic leather workshop is within easy reach of Manchester and Leeds, making it convenient for those looking to attend our courses. Taught by our founder, Jason Stocks-Young, a skilled craftsman and member of The Guild of Master Craftsmen, you can expect to learn everything you need to know about traditional leatherwork. With Jason’s recent features on BBC2’s “Saved and Remade” and BBC1’s “Made in Great Britain,” you can trust that you’ll be learning from a passionate and dedicated leatherworker. Join us at Diamond Awl Workshop and discover the beauty of traditional leatherwork. Our ONE DAY LEATHER COURSE, centres on the creation of small leather goods including, notebook holders, card holders, and passport holders. It is expertly crafted to provide a comprehensive introduction to leatherworking, teaching all the essential skills of traditional leathercraft, such as leather marking and cutting, preparing for hand stitching, saddle stitching by hand, bevelling, burnishing, and finishing. At the end of the day you will have made your very own small leather good by hand, from start to finish, using high quality vegetable tanned leather. No prior experience of leatherwork is necessary. Our leather courses take place in an authentic leather workshop, which provides a relaxed, inspiring and friendly learning environment and we keep our course numbers small to ensure each of you receives the individual attention needed.

What's included in the price?

Our courses have no hidden extras. The course fee includes leather, tools, lunch and refreshments throughout the day. Free parking is available and full directions will be provided at the time of booking. Please arrive 15 minutes before start time.


1 day

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts


Hello, my name is Jason Stocks-Young, founder and owner of Diamond Awl Leather Workshop. My studio is on the edge of the Pennines, where the leather workshops take place. I started making leather goods 8 years ago, learning from an old saddle maker using traditional leatherwork techniques. I share my passion for his craft through teaching others and recently featured in the BBC2 TV series Made in Great Britain, a celebration and exploration of our manufacturing heritage.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Children
  • Christmas
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Pet lovers
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Intermediate level
  • Easter
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • UK Holiday
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Spooky
  • Tutor can travel
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Overseas Holiday
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Father's Day
  • Stag dos
  • Fairs, festivals & exhibitions
  • Romantic
  • Weekends
  • Mother's Day
  • Hen dos
  • Suitable for beginners
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