Diamond Awl Leather Workshop reviews

2 Aug 19'

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

"I got a huge amount from this one day course. As a complete beginner I wanted an introduction and this was an excellent one. Jason’s teaching style is relaxed but the course cleverly structured to lead you through types of leather, tool use, skills and techniques in a progressive way, meaning that you build your knowledge as you go. Jason also took time to help me think through approaches to my work (I’m a basketmaker) and how leather could be used to enhance what I make. A great day, and a pleasure to be with Jason in his fabulous workspace."

31 Jul 19'

Danni reviewed: Two day leather work course - bag making

"Wow, where to start? I had a fantastic two days, gaining many new skills along the way. Great hospitality and a relaxing atmosphere. Both Jason and Louise are enthusiastic, encouraging, patient and inspiring. Jason is very knowledgeable and is keen to impart his knowledge to others. They are both very interesting people with exciting ideas for the future. They made me feel relaxed and comfortable about asking for help, especially when making mistakes! They openly encouraged questions and ideas. I left with a quality bag, a wealth of new knowledge and an eagerness to carry on working with leather and learn more. My husband has already made a burnishing tool for me. Can't praise them enough. Thank you Jason and Loiuse."

22 Jul 19'

Bob reviewed: Two day leather work course - bag making

"An excellent two day course with a great teacher. Jason is very knowledgeable, patient, engaging and truly one of the good guys! I plan a return visit as soon as possible. Highly recommended."

21 Jul 19'

ilan lieberman reviewed: One day leather work course - small leather goods

"Fantastic course, well organised, friendly, well run and well-fed! Great equipment and I ended up with a wallet that I would have paid proper money for. I can't recommend this course highly enough. If you want to see what leather crafting is about then don't hesitate, sign up, turn up, turn your phone off and have a really enjoyable day. They followed up with a very helpful email to assist in taking things forward. I will defo attend another day. Thanks again."

19 Jul 19'

Dianne Goacher reviewed: Two day leather work course - bag making

"This 2 day course was excellent. Jason was friendly, helpful, funny and a great teacher with plenty of patience. You get to choose everything from materials to design and I love my bag - just what I wanted. Hopefully be back in Sept for embossing/carving course. Thanks Jason"

18 Jul 19'

Diane C reviewed: One day leather work course - small leather goods

"I would thoroughly recommend this course. Jason is passionate about leather and is an excellent teacher. He is very patient and with his guidance and help I went home with a very special bespoke leather bag. Everything is to hand in the quirky workshop in an old mill overlooking the canal."

18 Jul 19'

Bea Downs reviewed: One day leather work course - small leather goods

"I recently did the two day course, what an amazing experience. I wanted to do something completely different to my day job, i wanted to do something creative and challenging, this course gave me everything I wanted and so much more. On the first day we were introduced to all the tools we were going to use and the beautiful leather, I remember thinking "can I really do this?". With the guidance and support of the very patient and encouraging Jason and Louise I made the most gorgeous bag that I will treasure always. Thank you both so so much for a fantastic weekend."

18 Jul 19'

Hayley Reed reviewed: One day leather work course - small leather goods

"I attended the two day workshop, with no prior experience of leather work and it was truly amazing. Jason is completely passionate about leather and has a relaxed, comfortable approach to imparting his knowledge and skills. I made a wonderful bespoke bag which I will treasure for years. I would recommend this course for anyone who wants to experience working with leather - it’s a totally enjoyable and rewarding experience - thanks Jason."

12 Jul 19'

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

"Really great course which delivered everything it promised. All processes clearly explained, questions answered comprehensively and leather making processes monitored and tweaked as we worked. Jason and Louise ensured that not only did we learn everything that we expected, but they also wanted to ensure that we had all created something beautiful by the end of the course."

9 Jul 19'

Leoni Thomas reviewed: Two day leather work course - bag making

"A fantastic weekend spent with Jason and Louise at Diamond Awl. They are knowledgeable, creative and have lots of patience! I thoroughly enjoyed the course - thank you!!"

18 May 19'

Astri Yuliastini reviewed: One day leather work course - small leather goods

"What a amazing unforgettable experience, Jason and Louise are good teachers. It's only a 2 day course but it felt like I knew them for a long time. Both are very patient, kind, very professional and inspirational! Amazing couple! They imparted a wealth of information regarding leather work, leather, tools and techniques, combined with the opportunity to put some of it into practice."

8 May 19'

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

"Thanks so much guys for a fun, learning-full and memorable weekend. I think even better than I expected: chilled but as much tutoring as desired, friendly welcoming atmosphere, a desire to teach a skill that the tutors obviously enjoy. It was an especially nice surprise to find that a fully-booked course is still just a small number of people so there was never a time when I needed to wait for help. I definitely recommend!"

15 Apr 19'

Juliet Caulfield reviewed: One day leather work course - small leather goods

"This is a FANTASTIC course! Jason is a highly talented leather craftsman and exceptionally patient teacher. His passion for his craft is infectious and he has created a genuinely ‘hands on’ course. Over 2 days I produced a really ‘professionally’ crafted bag that has already received several compliments! Jason has inspired me to continue my leather work as a rewarding new hobby!"

24 Mar 19'

Cathy Dickson reviewed: One day leather work course - small leather goods

"Course was great, Jason is knowledgable, enthusiastic, talented and patient, his studio is amazing !"

14 Mar 19'

Kella Bowers reviewed: One day leather work course - small leather goods

"I did the two day course and what a fantastic two days it was. Jason and Louise made us feel really welcome and as a complete beginner I was totally amazed at the end result. It was a great mindfulness experience as you do need to concentrate and be in the moment. With Jason's infectious enthusiasm and the cool beach club/smooth jazz type music filling the room, the days flew by. I would quite happily do it all over again."

13 Mar 19'

Lis Whelan reviewed: One day leather work course - small leather goods

"Jason and Louise were fantastic teachers and the course was absolutely brilliant. So much fun and exciting to see your own work coming together. What was great about this course was they would give you as much or as little help as you wished. Some courses can end up doing half the work for you, here they completely pass on the tools to you. I loved it and will definitely do another course with them."

2 Mar 19'

Kathy & Jay reviewed: One day leather work course - small leather goods

"One of the best workshops we've attended. Jason taught us so much, he generously shared his vast knowledge of leather, tools, skills and life stories with us! We thoroughly enjoyed the whole day! thank you, and we can't wait to put what we learnt into practice! Highly recommended!"

11 Feb 19'

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

"The one day course was well paced and thoroughly enjoyable. Jason teaches as the day progresses so it was hands on from the start. He showed us many techniques and we still had plenty of time to finish our passport cases, which we were delighted with."

2 Dec 18'

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

"Thank you for a very interesting day in a great setting. The course provided an excellent introduction to the different types of leather and variety of tools. Best of all we came away with handmade coin and card holders which we made ourselves!"

29 Nov 18'

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

"This is definitely one of the best 1day courses I have attended! It was fun and informative and in a great setting too. The group was small, so there was plenty of time for everyone to practise their skills with guidance from Jason. We all left with lovely handmade leather goods we had made ourselves. Thanks Jason!"

27 Nov 18'

Stephen Phillips reviewed: One day leather work course - small leather goods

"A great course with a extremely knowledgeable and very enthusiastic tutor. I have never done anything like this before, but came away wanting to do more. I learnt so much, all in a single day. I would recommend this course to anyone, from those who have dabbled, to total novice. The craft is very therapeutic and the end result was a pleasant surprise."

25 Nov 18'

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

"Jason and Louise have managed to ignite an interest in pursuing a hobby, very unusual for me and testament to the quality of this two day course where a complete novice with no crafty bones can create a bag from scratch. Fully emersive, hands on and thoroughly enjoyable weekend. Thank you for opening my eyes and showing us the ropes"

16 Nov 18'

Liz reviewed: Two day leather work course - bag making

"What do I say? A truly fantastic course! Jason and Louise were such enthusiastic, patient and thorough teachers - dedicated to ensuring that each of us on the course were successful and went home with an end product that we were proud of. I now feel that I have a good foundation from which to branch out into my own projects. Thank you both!"

9 Nov 18'

Jane reviewed: Two day leather work course - bag making

"Absolutely fantastic course. Jason and Louise are so patient with students and passionate about leather work it was an absolute pleasure to spend two days with them. I gained a lot of knowledge and now feel confidant to have a go myself. I would highly recommend this course to anybody wanting to learn these skills."

2 Nov 18'

Mar Marti reviewed: One day leather work course - small leather goods

"E X C E L L E N T !!! I was there for 4 days and I had an amazing time. Far above the expectation. I left with 3 beautiful leather items and plenty of knowledges about leathers, tools, techniques, ... From the first moment you can realize how passionated is Jason about his job and how much he enjoys sharing his knowledge. He was really patient and helpful, and he even answered me a thousand questions I had. It's a hands-on workshop where you get to learn and to do the entire process by yourself, with Jason's help. I don't like courses where you only sit and watch, definitely Jason's course is far from that. I really enjoy it and I would highly recommend it without hesitation to anyone who is interested in leather and handcrafts."

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