One day leather work course - small leather goods



As featured on Made in Great Britain on BBC2, learn traditional leatherwork skills at Diamond Awl Workshop. Our one day leather course focuses on making premium small leather goods, such as wallets, notebook holders, card holders and passport holders. The course is designed to teach you all the core basics of traditional leatherwork, including marking and cutting out leather, preparing the leather for hand stitching, saddle stitching by hand, skiving, bevelling and burnishing. 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 (9:30am to 6:00pm)

Cancellation policy


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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Woodend Mill, Manchester Road, Mossley, Manchester, Lancashire, OL5 9RR