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Two Day Leather Work Course - Bag Making

Two Day Leather Work Course - Bag Making

Course Provider: Diamond Awl Workshop

Contact Name: Jason Stocks-Young

Telephone: 07889097516

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Address:
Woodend Mill
Manchester Road
Mossley
Lancashire
OL5 9RR

Course Length: Two Days

Price: £250

5 star rating, 33 reviewers.

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Course Start Dates
Saturday 26th August 2017
Sunday 27th August 2017
Saturday 2nd September 2017
Sunday 3rd September 2017
Wednesday 6th September 2017
Thursday 7th September 2017
Saturday 16th September 2017
Sunday 17th September 2017
Thursday 21st September 2017
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Saturday 30th September 2017
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Sunday 15th October 2017
Tuesday 17th October 2017
Wednesday 18th October 2017

Description:

As featured in The Guardian, learn traditional leatherwork skills at Diamond Awl Workshop.

On our two day leather bag making course you will have the choice of making either a messenger bag, tote bag or postal bag. No prior leatherwork experience is needed as you will learn all the core leatherwork skills plus additional techniques that are relevant to the more complex process of leather bag making.

You will leave the course having made your very own bag using high quality vegetable tanned leather and metal fixings, made by hand from start to finish.

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.

Free parking is available and full directions will be provided at the time of booking.

TIME
The course will run from 9:00am – 5:30pm – please arrive 15 minutes before start time.

What's included in the price?

Our courses have no hidden extras. The course fee includes leather, tools, lunch and refreshments throughout the day.


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Cannot express how pleased I am with every aspect of this course! Amazing instruction, fabulous magical mill location, great tools and great quality materials.... and best of all I have made a bag that I cannot believe I have made.... stunning.

Would definitely recommend for yourself or a great present as an experience.

Thank you Jason!

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First steps into leatherwork and it was a great experience. Great teacher, wonderful location and even better walked away with a birthday present for my wife.

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This was the second two day course I had done with Jason and once again I came away with a great sense of achievement and pride in the beautiful bag I had made. Jason is very laid back and so the atmosphere in the workshop is very relaxing. He is incredibly patient and encourages as he teaches. It is such an absorbing, therapeutic craft you come away feeling very uplifted. I can't recommend it enough!

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Fantastic course - really can't rate it highly enough. Jason certainly knows his craft and makes the weekend both a great learning experience and lots of fun. I honestly can't believe I made such a beautiful handbag. And the quality of the leather is second to none. More courses please!

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I attended this course to improve my leather crafting skills. Jason is a wonderful teacher and I learnt so much. I also gained a lot of new confidence that will allow me to tackle bigger projects like the Messenger bag I made. The course was very relaxed and we were guided through the making process in easily understood sections, Lots of tips on the different processes to make them as easy as possible. The finished bag looks professionally made because of the guidance of Jason and his careful supervision. It is an experience I would recommend to anyone interested in crafting, and whether you are a beginner or improver you will come away with a bag you'll be proud to show off. Oh, and the food is superb as well.

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Fantastic two days spent with Jason recently, I'm a complete beginner and learnt so much during the course, he's an excellent tutor, the materials we used were top quality and the end product amazed me. It's left me with a deep desire to do more and further my skills, I'll definitely be returning later in the the year!

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Fantastic course - can't rate highly enough. Lovely setting, good pace, top quality materials and great tuition. I cannot imagine how this could have been better! good for beginners and more experienced crafters alike - so a great experience all round - thank you

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Two of the most exciting, relaxing, inspiring, and supremely enjoyable days... ever! I learned so much. The process was a joy to undertake, particularly the stitching which was deeply absorbing. I think I would have to meditate for a year to feel so peaceful normally. And the end product? I still can't believe I made such a beautiful bag - it has even received compliments from strangers!

Above all, the halloumi salad... if you have any doubts, let the lunch convince you.

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Thanks for an amazing two days, really pleased with the skills learnt due to the great tuition received from Jason. The workshop is a really nice environment.

The bag looks great new, but also looking forward to it ageing with me!

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Excellent and well thought out workshop. Jason is a good teacher and has set up carefully designed projects that can be completed in the time available at a pace that allows for learning a variety different methods for cutting, sewing and finishing leather. The workshop also covers selecting materials and use of tools. Jason is also happy to work with you if you want to try alternative projects, and tailor lessons accordingly.
The materials provided (leathers, finishes and fixings) are all top quality, so that at the end of the workshop, not only have you learnt a lot, you have a top quality leather bag to be proud of.
Highly recommended.

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Inspiring, patient, informative. Thank you Jason.

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I really enjoyed working with Jason. As a teacher I felt he had an intuitive way of working and breaking things down so that a good finished product was totally manageable and achieved.

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I found the course to be enjoyable and very informative.i learnt how to construct a leather bag from scratch. Jason was a great teacher and I would recommend anyone who is interested to have a go.

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Dear Jason

The course was well worth the 6 hours drive to get up from London. I found that I felt really comfortable asking questions as you were really patient throughout.

Fabulous!!!!

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Dear Jason,

Thank you very much for the extremely engaging and valuable course. We both looked for a new craft skill that we could reward ourselves for a birthday weekend and this fit the bill beautifully.

As a teacher your guidance and knowledge really allowed us to plan a functional and personalised bag that was achievable in the 2 days. It was such an eye-opening and life changing experience in a beautiful setting. What a lovely way to spend a summers weekend!

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Thank you once again for running the leather work course. I really enjoyed it and appreciate you passing onto me the key basic skills in leather work. My wife is opening a shop soon and I feel confident enough to start making simple things for her to sell.

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Brilliant course! Jason was so helpful, passionate about the subject and knowledgeable. It was great to come away with a handmade bag too. In two days we covered a huge range of techniques and it has given me a real interest in attempting some projects on my own. The workshop setting is lovely with loads of equipment and throughout it all Jason (and Louise) were so helpful and friendly. Will definitely be back. Great value for money too. Thanks a lot.

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Great value for money. We were provided the time and the direction to be very hands on in a friendly atmosphere. Jason instructed us patiently through many skills. If I had one tiny criticism I felt that we needed to plan our time more effectively as we overran on the second day by over 2 hours and this was difficult to manage for a few people in the group as we had long journeys ahead of us.
This being said I'd highly recommend the course and would look forward to signing up for another with Jason at Diamond Awl

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Had a great time in a friendly atmosphere with great instruction and learned loads. A great course a full value for money. Thanks for everything Jason.

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I had such a great time on this course. I learnt so much and Jason was incredibly generous with all his knowledge and went out of his way to answer all my questions, even the ones i hadn't yet verbalised! The company and setting was perfect, lunch was great and i had 100% satisfaction walking away with my new skills and bag that i had made. Thank you

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The course was well worth the 6 hours drive to get up from London. I found that I felt really comfortable asking questions as you were really patient throughout. This was despite me going off book on design and needing a little more help to finish the bag in the two days.

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As a teacher your guidance and knowledge really allowed us to plan a functional and personalised bag that was achievable in the 2 days. It was such an eye-opening and life changing experience in a beautiful setting. What a lovely way to spend a summers weekend!

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Joined a 2 days leather bags course after a 1 day course months ago. I learnt more special techniques from Jason during this 2 days course. Thank you Jason for his patience and attention to details. I'm getting more interested for all the leather craft. In his creative workshop, I try to apply different crafting skills and be more creative on leather work. Highly recommended!

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Thank you for the weekend, I loved it. Back to reality today - I was gutted not to be back at your workshop.

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With no previous experience or even any craft experience I signed up to the two day leather course. The courses are run by Jason, a very patient, friendly and cool guy, in his impressive workshop. The course is all hands on, so you'll be cutting, stitching and making your bag from the morning. By the end of the course you'll have your own bag, which you literally handmade - so you'll feel an absolute sense of accomplishment. Then you'll be hooked. While there are so many great things about this course, for me what I like is that you have a finished bag at the end, something tangible, something to carry with you to remind you what you can achieve.

Thanks, Jason, see you soon.

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Jason is an enthusiastic and patient teacher who passes on his considerable skills with a sense of humour in a lovely workshop. The atmosphere during our course was so friendly, we made a saddlebag that was customised to be the perfect finished item.

The two day course was truly inspiring and deeply satisfying - many thanks Jason and Louise!

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What a fantastic course! It met and outstripped my expectations by far. Jason is a knowledgeable and easy going tutor, who provides 1-2-1 attention. His workspace is very relaxed & inspirational one. I attended the two day weekend course with the bones of an idea buzzing around my head and Jason was more than happy to help me put flesh onto my idea. I now have the confidence to take my idea to the next stage - prototypes. The Diamond Awl is a definite must for anyone wanting to develop their leather skills and learn the craft of leather. Well done Jason!

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We were looking for a course where we could make our own bag, while learning as many basic skills as possible, without breaking the bank. That is exactly what we got... and more! Jason is an excellent tutor in giving you personal attention specific to your needs, and great encouragement along the way. His work studio is a fantastic space to feel creative within, helping to make the whole experience very memorable. We've come away with many ideas and can't wait to start putting what we learned into practice. If you're looking for a great kick-start into leathercraft and bag making then we would highly recommend Jason and his courses as the way to go.

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The 2 day course exceeded my expectations in all areas. A beautiful, inspiring work space, a choice of projects, a choice of leathers, a fabulous teacher all combined to ensure I left with a host of new skills, a new hobby, and a messenger bag that I am exceptionally proud of, and which looks highly professional. I've already had compliments about it, no one can believe I made it (myself included!) and I know that it will still look as good in years to come. I have no hesitation in recommending, and I'm already planning on attending the tote bag course. Thank you Jason, this is the best craft course experience I've had. See you again soon I hope.

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An excellent weekend course and I was very pleased with the bag that I made.
I had no prior leatherwork experience but Jason is a very enthusiastic, patient and encouraging tutor and I now feel confident to continue on my own.

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"I learnt so much about your craft and also even more about myself. Life changing might sound a bit strong, but yes I do think that those two days, the beautiful messenger bag you helped me make, and those skills are something that will remain with me"

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"Thanks so much for the fantastic course. Very patient teaching and inspirational, together with fabulous hospitality and a relaxed atmosphere, it really was a first class course. I woke up on Monday morning feeling genuinely sorry that I wouldn't be spending the day working with leather in your wonderful workshop. I can't wait to apply my newly learned skills and get started on another project"

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"A truly unforgettable day with Jason in his wonderful workshop. Myself and my family learnt everything we could ever wish to know about leather, tooling, dying and stitching in what was a day that flew by as we were having so much fun.

The knowledge, patience and enthusiasm from Jason was inspiring and we'll definitely be going back."

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