Diamond Awl Leather Workshop reviews

31 Aug 16'

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

"Loved loved every minute of being in the studio! I have learnt new techniques and skills with uncle Jason that I want to keep on improving and with his patience and great teaching skills, I have handmade items that I am really proud of. I can't wait to be in the studio again :)"

30 Aug 16'

Lee-lee reviewed: One day leather work course - small leather goods

"Can't recommend this course enough. Jason taught with enthusiasm and it was evident to me that he wanted each of his students to leave his unique studio having made quality leather products to the highest standard. Great experience, many thanks Jason."

16 Aug 16'

Chris Jordan reviewed: Two day leather work course - bag making

"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."

14 Aug 16'

Two Day Leather Work Course - Messenger Bag/Tote Bag reviewed: Two day leather work course - bag making

"Inspiring, patient, informative. Thank you Jason."

13 Aug 16'

Helen Dillon reviewed: One day leather work course - small leather goods

"My Husband booked this course for our third wedding anniversary (leather). Jason was very accommodating and managed to fit us in for a one day course at very short notice. When we got there we were made to feel very welcome, Jason is a breath of fresh air, he is so passionate about what he does and his energy and enthusiasm is contagious. It was really fun learning about all the tools and processes used in making leather goods. I made my husband a card holder and he made a make up bag for me. We highly recommend the course for anyone who fancies making things out of leather or who just wants a fun day out."

12 Aug 16'

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

"I wanted to learn some quality leather craft techniques, and I did just that. Jason taught me how to design and make from scratch a quality key holder and credit card holder. I learnt saddle stitch, dyeing,rivet setting, burnishing and all the skills to make these quality items a truly worthwhile day. Don't hesitate, book yours today."

12 Aug 16'

Mo Schofield reviewed: Two day leather work course - bag making

"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."

4 Jul 16'

Tara reviewed: Two day leather work course - bag making

"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."

4 Jul 16'

Silvi reviewed: Two day leather work course - bag making

"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!!!!"

4 Jul 16'

Avanthi Selvaratnam reviewed: Two day leather work course - bag making

"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!"

4 Jul 16'

John Marchbanks reviewed: Two day leather work course - bag making

"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."

27 Jun 16'

Ruth A reviewed: Two day leather work course - bag making

"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."

21 Jun 16'

Emma Tilley reviewed: Two day leather work course - bag making

"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"

14 Jun 16'

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

"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."

10 Jun 16'

Charlotte Mayhew reviewed: Two day leather work course - bag making

"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"

8 Jun 16'

Sivi reviewed: Two day leather work course - bag making

"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."

8 Jun 16'

Avanthi Selvaratnam reviewed: Two day leather work course - bag making

"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!"

6 Jun 16'

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

"This course was really brilliant! Jason is a very patient teacher! He will teach you all the skills that you need to make a notebook holder in 1 day and a lovely bag in 2 days! People keep asking me where I bought my new leather bag ☺. It’s a nice place to be and to be. Highly recommended if you want to learn working with leather. Thanks a lot Jason and Louise!"

6 Jun 16'

Michelle Chow reviewed: Two day leather work course - bag making

"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!"

2 Jun 16'

Andrew Leong reviewed: Two day leather work course - bag making

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

23 May 16'

Andrew Leong reviewed: Two day leather work course - bag making

"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."

11 May 16'

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

"I booked on to the one-day course and made a fabulous notebook holder. Jason was so knowledgeable and gave us lots of his tips and tricks to enable everyone in the group to take these away and practise at home. I've now bought the tools to make up my own leather tool kit. Everyone in the group had an amazing day.....Lunch at the café was delicious and the endless cups of tea and coffee were fantastic......just what we all needed as we didn't stop nattering! I'd highly recommend this course to anyone. A huge thank you Jason and Louise for a truly enjoyable day."

17 Apr 16'

Lucy Kershaw reviewed: Two day leather work course - bag making

"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!"

31 Mar 16'

Graeme morrison reviewed: One day leather work course - small leather goods

"Great day from start to finish, so many new skills to practise and improve. Can highly recommend."

29 Mar 16'

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

"What a brilliant course!! My husband bought me the two day course as a very inspired Christmas present even though I had never done any leather work before. I'd tried all sorts of different crafts from upholstery to rush weaving but the two days spent with Jason in his workshop was inspirational. He has such enthusiasm and a real love of his craft which is very infectious. He is happy to share his knowledge and teach the skills required to make a truly amazing bag you can't believe you actually made yourself! Jason is very patient and his studio has a very relaxed atmosphere with great views over the hills. A hugely enjoyable and therapeutic two days well spent..... I shall be back for more!"

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