Diamond Awl Leather Workshop reviews

30 Aug 22'

Chloé Dymond reviewed: One day leather work course - small leather goods

"Fabulous workshop, very welcoming hosts, inviting and incredible workshop! Learnt lots, very informative. Very helpful with any questions you have to ask. Would definitely recommend or return! 🙌🏻 "

28 Aug 22'

Pat Toft reviewed: One day leather work course - small leather goods

"Had a fantastic day, learned a lot and achieved a lot more than I thought I would, Jason is a great tutor and explained everything really well, looking forward to the next one "

28 Aug 22'

Kath Fox reviewed: One day leather work course - small leather goods

"Great day, enjoyed it very much. Learned some new skills and had a great time. Very happy with the item I made and looking forward to going again soon. "

1 May 22'

Ada reviewed: One day leather work course - small leather goods

"Not one to write reviews but thought this is worth it. I attended the two days course and had an amazing experience. Jason and Louise created a very friendly atmosphere for learning. I definitely will be back !!"

Diamond Awl Leather Workshop responded:

" Hello Ada Hope you are well and thank for your kind words. If you need anything or guidance, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Regards Jason"

11 Apr 22'

Ming Tang reviewed: Two day leather work course - bag making

"The two day course with Jason and Louise was awesome, they have a wonderful workshop, and created a lovely atmosphere to learn and absorb the craft of leather work. I will be back to make a bigger piece, Jason and Louise were so generous with their knowledge and support. Jason's Fish goujon sandwich was delicious! I love my bag, I would definately recommend this course to anyone who wants to learn more about leather tooling, tying, stitching - the time flew by and we all made something personal and were very proud of our bags."

Diamond Awl Leather Workshop responded:

" Thank You Ming xx It was so nice to meet you and please keep in touch. kind regards Jason and Louise xx"

22 Feb 22'

Ian reviewed: One day leather work course - small leather goods

"Brilliant 2 day course I really enjoyed this course and cannot recommend it highly enough. The relaxed and informal teaching style made the course a pleasure to attend. No question was too small or was ignored (and I had a few!). There were a number of options for the project and the choices, colours, styles and look of the project were totally mine (advice was given based on many years of experience). The workshop was large and well equipped. When attending the course you need only turn up as everything is supplied. My wife loves the finished handbag. Thank you for a very enjoyable 2 days."

4 Feb 22'

Jan reviewed: Two day leather work course - bag making

"An excellent two day bag making course! Jason and Louise get the balance just right between help and letting you get on with the task. My sister and I came away with wonderful bags and plenty of new skills and knowledge. We can’t recommend it highly enough."

Diamond Awl Leather Workshop responded:

" Thank you for your kind words Jan, it was lovely to meet you both. Hope we may see you again. Best wishes Jason and Louise x"

31 Jan 22'

Sally reviewed: One day leather work course - small leather goods

"What a wonderful weekend! I completed the 2 day course with my daughter, and we are so proud of the matching bags we both made. Jason and Louise pitch the course perfectly for complete novices or those with a little experience. Since the group is so small you receive a lot of 1 to 1 attention when you need it, but are left to progress with each task once you feel confident; there is absolutely no rush, each person works at their own pace. They both go out of their way to make you feel comfortable in their impressive studio located in such a fantastic old mill. As mentioned in many other reviews they are so knowledgeable, patient and have a real passion for the craft they are sharing. I absolutely loved the whole learning experience and would not hesitate to return for the 3 day course."

31 Jan 22'

Sarah Charnley reviewed: Two day leather work course - bag making

"Fantastic course - I’m sat admiring my beautiful bag now. I did the two day handbag course and it was fabulous - I enjoyed every aspect of it. I’ve don’t quite a few courses and this has been one of my favourites. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend"

26 Nov 21'

Jenny Smoothy reviewed: One day leather work course - small leather goods

"My family and I did the 2-day course and had a great time. I love the bags we made and we learnt a lot of skills. Jason and Louise were a fantastic team and really helped to support us. We came to it as beginners and now I feel like I am ready to try developing my skills at home. Jason also sent us a very helpful follow-up e-mail recommending various tools."

Diamond Awl Leather Workshop responded:

" Thank you Jenny xx"

26 Nov 21'

Mandy Cripps reviewed: One day leather work course - small leather goods

"A truly wonderful couple of days in Jason’s workshop. We were impressed with his careful and considerate teaching and his depth and wealth of knowledge. We love the bags we came home with and can’t quite believe the quality of them. I can’t recommend the courses highly enough. Thanks again, Jason!"

Diamond Awl Leather Workshop responded:

" Thank you Mandy"

5 Oct 21'

Vicky Wilmot reviewed: One day leather work course - small leather goods

"I did the 2 day course with Diamondawl, from the moment we were welcomed to the course both Jason and Louise were warm and friendly, very helpful, nothing was too much trouble and they answered all our questions without making us feel inadequate. I was over the moon with the bag I made and am hoping to carry on with leather work, already thinking of another course for next year! The food was 1st class too with a good choice. I can highly recommend this course to anyone, I had no knowledge before but am feeling confident enough to make gifts for friends and family this Christmas!"

5 Oct 21'

Norman Emerson reviewed: One day leather work course - small leather goods

"I did the 2 day course. It was a great experience right from the start. Jason knows his stuff alright, from his introduction through until the completion of my wonderful bag at the end he was inspiring, helpful and patient. His work shop to me in the old mill is an interesting setting. I would recommend to anyone who wants to learn how to make a quality leather item, give Dimond Awl a try."

Diamond Awl Leather Workshop responded:

" Cheers Norman hope you are keeping well."

19 Sep 21'

Marilyn Brandwood reviewed: One day leather work course - small leather goods

"I did the 2 day course and thoroughly enjoyed it. Jason is a wealth of knowledge and is extremely patient and kind. A lot to take in but so rewarding. Booked on a 3 day one next, to advance my skills liked it so much."

9 Sep 21'

Hannah Bailey reviewed: One day leather work course - small leather goods

"Lovely workshop and Jason was really knowledgeable and helpful, very enthusiastic about his subject. Will be booking another course as I have now caught the bug."

7 Sep 21'

Karene reviewed: One day leather work course - small leather goods

"Just completed the two day course and came home buzzing with enthusiasm for leather work. Jason is so helpful and knowledgeable his studio is set in a beautiful location. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Came away with a lovely new handbag that no one believes I hand made!!! Hoping to make a trip back down and attempt the three day course sometime."

14 Aug 21'

Hannes reviewed: One day leather work course - small leather goods

"The course was a gift for my 21st birthday. It was the best present I could ever ask for. I had an amazing time and have a wonderful bag to remember it by. Couldn't recommend it enough!"

13 Jul 21'

Wendy reviewed: Two day leather work course - bag making

"Another wonderful course at Diamond Awl. This time I did the two-day bag making course and came away with a fabulous bag which has already drawn complements. The atmosphere in the workshop is so calm and the music carries you along. Jason and Louise are so helpful, patient and knowledgeable. I was able to build on the skills that I’d learned on the one-day course. The time flew by and I enjoyed every single minute. Next…. The three-course!!"

4 Jun 21'

Wendy reviewed: One day leather work course - small leather goods

"I highly recommend the One-Day course. Not only do you make a lovely small leather item (a note book cover, in my case), you also come away knowing a lot more about the different types of leather, dyeing methods, tools, techniques etc. Jason is friendly, knowledgeable teacher. The studio is light and airy and set in lovely surroundings. I enjoyed my day so much, that I booked the Two-Day course before coming away and will no doubt attend the Three-Day course too! Take the plunge – you will not be disappointed."

Diamond Awl Leather Workshop responded:

" Thank you Wendy and look forward to our next meeting regards Jason"

22 Jan 21'

marcus davis reviewed: One day leather work course - small leather goods

"What a great course so much fun and so much learnt in two days. A bag made and taken home what great value. Jason is a kind and supportive teacher. Throughly recommended."

11 Nov 20'

liam reviewed: One day leather work course - small leather goods

"fantastic day still cant believe i managed to make what i did."

20 Oct 20'

Cole reviewed: One day leather work course - small leather goods

"This is a really enjoyable course! Had a great day and Jason provided a really nice environment to learn in. Can’t believe how he managed to get us from little to no knowledge to making something great! Highly recommend!"

Diamond Awl Leather Workshop responded:

" Hi Cole Thank you for you positive review I am really glad you enjoyed it. Keep in touch and if you need anything you know where I am Regards Jason"

18 Oct 20'

Jonathan and Jennifer Nixon reviewed: Two day leather work course - bag making

"A really enjoyable and interesting course! Jason is an excellent teacher and he has created a wonderful and relaxing space within which to learn. We really enjoyed ourselves over the two days, and came away with two beautiful bags. Cannot recommend this course highly enough for those who want to learn the basics of leather-working or just want an entertaining creative weekend. Thank you Jason!"

Diamond Awl Leather Workshop responded:

" Good to meet you both and thank you for your kind words. Jason"

3 Oct 20'

Les & Jill reviewed: Two day leather work course - bag making

"We had a thoroughly enjoyable weekend making leather handbags. After a short introduction to leatherwork, we were guided by Jason at every stage and produced top quality products to take home. Definitely thinking about taking another course at the same venue in the future."

23 Aug 20'

John reviewed: One day leather work course - small leather goods

"Absolutely fantastic course. The explanations and tutoring given is brilliant. If you are thinking about going into leather working whether as a hobby or change in job. I cannot recommend this course highly enough. I finished the day with a professional looking made pencil case, which I had made. Completely pleased & delighted to of done the course."

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