Diamond Awl Leather Workshop reviews

9 Sep 18'

Mykie Leong Chadwick reviewed: One day leather work course - small leather goods

"Brilliant course! Great mix of knowledge and hands on skills, the day flew by! Jason and Louise are so passionate and helpful. We left the day with an awesome item we made ourselves and the confidence to consider trying our hand at leather working at home. Best craft course I’ve attended!"

9 Jun 18'

Rob Lindesay reviewed: One day leather work course - small leather goods

"Top notch. We came for the one day course a couple of months ago as an anniversary gift for my wife. After a warm welcome from Jason we learnt a lot about types of leather and dye, tools and techniques for working with leather. The hands on aspect was great, and we came away with fantastic items we will get lots of use from. Overall, it was a brilliant day, and we look forward to coming back for the two day course sometime."

4 Jun 18'

Fran reviewed: Two day leather work course - bag making

"Jason and Louise are so relaxed that the whole course was a joy. we were encouraged to do everything involved in making the bag with assistance whenever we needed it. I know itis the wrong way round but I think I may do the one day as well to experience working on smaller items"

26 May 18'

Peter F reviewed: Two day leather work course - bag making

"My wife and I enrolled on the Diamond Awl 2 day course, with a view to learn some new skills, and spend the weekend doing something out of the ordinary. The whole experience felt like a real privilege! The course is run by Jason, who has his own high-end leather goods company. He is such a nice guy, and extremely knowledgable and passionate about his craft. His studio is in a beautiful mill building in a very lovely part of the world. The studio is very cool, with an amazing collection of unusual artefacts. It was very relaxed and an enjoyable atmosphere. The course is only for limited numbers. It was just the 2 of us for the weekend, which was great. The bags that we made with Jasons guidance are beautiful, of absolutely superb quality, and something to be truly proud of. All-in-all, a highly enjoyable and rewarding experience that I would recommend to anyone without hesitation."

20 May 18'

Nicolette reviewed: Two day leather work course - bag making

"Right from the offset Jason and Louise were exceptional. From agreeably changing dates awkwardly last minute (there’s always one!), to encouraging and helping me finish off little tweaks to my devine tote at the end of the weekend before starting the 2hr trek home. The whole experience was a true inspiration, the imparting of knowledge and skills was delivered openly, as if from a friend you’d known for years, and with the highest quality materials to utlilise, the experience was sublime. Encouraged during the weekend that we can have more than 1 career in a lifetime, my eyes have been opened to a special world to which I intend to continue with passion and vigor. If questioning whether to attend, make no hesitation, book it! Great recommended accommodation too, >1000 gins was pleasing to the eye after a great days leather work!"

11 May 18'

Andy reviewed: Two day leather work course - bag making

"Sitting in a mill on the side of the Pennines - what a way to miss the hottest Bank Holiday for many years!! But it was definitely worth it :) Jason is an excellent and knowledgeable tutor with great support provided by Louise. Their enthusiasm is infectious. The workshop itself is well thought out with plenty of time to ensure everyone can work at their own pace to create a lovely final product without feeling rushed or pressured. Highly recommended !!!"

30 Apr 18'

Stacey Carr reviewed: Two day leather work course - bag making

"A great course focusing on skillls that will be a foundation for exploring this craft . Part of the course included gaining an understanding of the importance of high quality materials and tools. Jason and Louise worked so hard all weekend were so generous with their knowledge, skills and time. Both were charming,patient and fun. I was amazed at the quality of the bag that I produced and has given me so much confidence and the desire to explore the world of leather."

3 Apr 18'

Ria reviewed: Two day leather work course - bag making

"Such a wonderful weekend! Not only did I create a beautiful bag but Jason and Louise were excellent tutors and kind hosts, it was a pleasure to spend time in their beautiful workshop and I finished the two day course feeling as though I have genuinely gained skills that I will use for years to come. The biggest thanks!"

2 Apr 18'

Kinjal reviewed: Two day leather work course - bag making

"This is a fantastic 2 day workshop. I cannot recommend it enough. Jason and Louise are excellent teachers, patient, enthusiastic and inspiring. You will receive hands on tuition on the core techniques for bag making and leather work. The studio is a great environment for working in. The materials provided are of thw highest quality and the sense of achievement at making your own handmade leather bag will remain with you for a long time to come. Please gift yourself this course and you will not regret it!"

11 Feb 18'

Malcolm reviewed: Two day leather work course - bag making

"Friendly, patient and caring, Jason and Louise are excellent tutors. I thoroughly enjoyed my two day course. I had no previous experience of leather craft and I now feel that I have sufficient knowledge and understanding of the tools and techniques and have developed skills so as to be able to work on my own. My wife is particularly pleased with the lovely tote bag that I made under their guidance!"

11 Feb 18'

Alison Rose reviewed: Two day leather work course - bag making

"I went on the course with my daughter and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. We will definitely be back for another one! Jason and Louise were really kind and fun and they were both really good at explaining the process. We recommend this course!"

10 Feb 18'

Pippa cooke reviewed: Two day leather work course - bag making

"Absolutely loved it. Run by two lovely professional people. Would definitely recommend doing 😊"

28 Dec 17'

James Campbell reviewed: Two day leather work course - bag making

"Great tuition and very enjoyable."

21 Dec 17'

Scott reviewed: Two day leather work course - bag making

"Absolutely fantastic course from environment to skills, technics and advice given. Thanks Jason for a lifelong skill I've always wanted to learn."

7 Dec 17'

Ilona Franklin reviewed: Two day leather work course - bag making

"Fantastic course!! I attended the two day workshop during which I learnt so many skills and came away with a fabulous hand made bag. Jason and Louise are great teachers and the workshop is very well setup. I highly recommend this course."

4 Dec 17'

Caroline Stead reviewed: Two day leather work course - bag making

"I booked onto the course after a taster session run by Jason where I’d really enjoyed the saddle stitch and wanted to take those skills further. I booked the two day course which was a hands on immersive experience at making every bit of the bag. Jason is passionate and knowledgeable about the subject and he and Louise were excellent and attentive tutors. I left at the end of the 2 days with a beautiful bag that genuinely looks hand crafted."

24 Nov 17'

Helen Garner reviewed: Two day leather work course - bag making

"An amazing weekend. Jason & Louise are lovely, patient & very knowledgeable. The workshop is gorgeous, the materials are really good quality and the bag I brought home is the envy of all my friends. I would thoroughly recommend this course."

15 Nov 17'

Stephanie Price reviewed: Two day leather work course - bag making

"What a great two day course. Fab atmosphere, beautiful studio, lovely people, expert knowledge and guidance... loved every minute of it. Can’t wait to put the new skills into practise. Thank you"

7 Nov 17'

Diane Hughes reviewed: Two day leather work course - bag making

"What a fabulous weekend I've just had! I've learnt some new skills in leather craft, made a beautiful hand made leather bag, from an excellent teacher, Jason. Both days were really relaxing as we worked away using the skills he taught us, the time just flew by. After a lovely weekend in the workshop I feel really inspired to make my own bags and cant wait to get my hands on some leather! Thank you Jason for a great weekend and passing on your amazing skills!"

30 Oct 17'

Melissa reviewed: Two day leather work course - bag making

"Great Course! Good for all levels of interest, no previous knowledge or experience is required. Jason & Louise are knowledgeable, accommodating and friendly. Not only did this course teach me things I didn't know about leather, and it, but I walked out with a handmade leather bag made by me! I high recommend this course!"

15 Oct 17'

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

"Really enjoyed this course. I found Jason enthusiastic & encouraging. It is a great studio with a very friendly & relaxed atmosphere. I'm now inspired to have a go at home, even after just one day! I've been looking to do a leather course for a while - glad I choose this one"

3 Oct 17'

Aggie Kisielewska reviewed: Two day leather work course - bag making

"This is a fantastic course for everyone - even if you have no experience whatsoever, you will walk away after two days with a fabulous bag that will last you decades, feeling very proud of your work. Everything is explained and shown in a very clear and relaxed way, and Jason and Louise (fabulous people) will be on hand to answer whatever questions you have, and help you with whatever problem you have - with only four people on the course you really feel like you're getting all the attention you need. Great atmosphere, great lunch, great learning experience, I wish I could attend on a monthly basis!"

15 Sep 17'

Susan McBride reviewed: Two day leather work course - bag making

"This was a wonderful 2 day leather handbag course. Jason is a wonderful teacher, so patient and knowledgeable. I didn't think it was possible to make such a beautiful bag in just two days, feeling very pleased with myself. I drove up from London and was blown away by the countryside and the mill. Well done Jason, you are a star!"

10 Sep 17'

Robyn Martin reviewed: Two day leather work course - bag making

"A fantastic 2 days. I attended the course with my Father and we both enjoyed it immensely and have been telling everyone about it. We both love the bags we have made and have had loads of compliments. Neither of us really knew what to expect and Jason and Louise did everything to make our experience a great one. I would encourage anyone to give this a try and be really impressed with what they will help you to achieve. I certainly was and now I just need to decide on the next project..."

8 Sep 17'

Cathy Reilly reviewed: Two day leather work course - bag making

"This was a great course and I would recommend it to anyone. In fact I am going back to do another course in the art of hand carving leather. Jason who runs the course is very knowledgeable within the field of leather and clearly loves his craft. I gained lots of new skills and found the whole experience very rewarding. The location in itself is lovely based in an old mill where the Leeds- Liverpool canal runs alongside in a rural area. The messenger bag I made has had so many compliments. I love it. Great value for money. Thank you Jason and Louise for a great experience."

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