Diamond Awl Leather Workshop reviews

17 Mar 16'

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

"This course may have changed my life!! I've been using leather to make pieces for a while now, but I never learnt about the proper techniques and tools... I learnt SO much in one day. It was exactly what I was looking for and more!!! Thankyou Jason!"

19 Feb 16'

Paul Hearne reviewed: One day leather work course - small leather goods

"What a good day. Jason is a really ace guy with a talent for teaching and a passion for doing so. I've been wanting to get started with leatherwork for ages and Jason's one-day course taught me more than I could have hoped for."

15 Feb 16'

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

"very enjoyable craft course, learnt how to make simple leather goods and gain lots of useful knowledge for leather and the crafting procedures in one day. Would like to join other course too. Highly recommended!"

13 Feb 16'

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

"This is a fantastic introduction to leather. Jason is a brilliant teacher who puts his learners at ease and gives you all the support you need to produce your first pieces. I left the course having completed two items and feeling inspired to take my skills to the next level. The workshop is beautifully curated to provide an inspiring environment in which to work and learn. There's a delicious lunch waiting for you at the flying teapot too :) A fantastic, memorable day and great value for money."

10 Feb 16'

dave apple reviewed: Two day leather work course - bag making

"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!"

10 Feb 16'

Pete & Tab reviewed: Two day leather work course - bag making

"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."

17 Nov 15'

Claire Cochrane reviewed: One day leather work course - small leather goods

"Many thanks for a wonderful day Jason. Your workshop day is a fantastic experience for anyone who wants to learn to work with leather. I was completely inexperienced and by the end of the day, with thanks to Jason's encouragement and patience I managed to produce a lovely finished item of which I am very proud. Thanks again Jason for all your help. Hope to be back in the future for the 2 day workshop."

21 Oct 15'

Dan Green reviewed: One day leather work course - small leather goods

"I was a complete beginner going to the course and it was fantastic, I will be recommending it to everyone. Jason's passion and enthusiasm is infectious and he gave extremely honest and helpful advice and tips (including where to source tools / leather). The studio is great and there's a really relaxed atmosphere, Jason was a brilliant teacher and was happy to answer all the questions we had, he was open with how he went about his business and got started which was very encouraging. if you're looking for a course for yourself or a present for someone, book this!"

20 Oct 15'

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

"The one day course I did was simply fantastic! Highly professionally taught and I was amazed at how much I learnt in such a short time. I walked away with a beautiful notebook cover which has become one of my prized possessions. I can't believe I made it myself - with a little help ; ) Thank you so much Jason."

20 Oct 15'

Loz Ives reviewed: One day leather work course - small leather goods

"The course was absolutely brilliant, it made what was already a growing interest in leather work even greater! I can't wait to apply the skills I learned during the day the stuff I make. Jason was an absolute gentleman, patient, insightful, massively enthusiastic and super talented at what he does. I've already recommended it to tons of friends!"

20 Oct 15'

john goodwin reviewed: One day leather work course - small leather goods

"This is an brilliant course! Jason is enthusiastic and knowledgeable and has an inspiring studio in which the course takes place. The course offers an excellent balance of instruction, demonstration and time to put this into operation which means that the finished product is something to be proud of. The range of suggested artefacts to be made allows for a wide range of skills to be explored and executed and to be applied in further projects. Jason was open to my ideas for a personal project and this fitted in well to another day course and there will be more. Certainly money well spent!!"

18 Sep 15'

Heather Shepherd reviewed: One day leather work course - small leather goods

"This has to be the best course that I have been on! The amount of information and skills that I learnt in one day was brilliant. From the tanning process, to types of leather, tools, planning and techniques, to making my very own unique item which I am very proud of! All thanks to Jason, who is a fantastic teacher, very patient, gives you all the confidence you need to succeed and was open to my ideas :-) and what a wonderful relaxed space to work in, I can't wait to go back and learn some more. Thank you Jason."

13 Sep 15'

Claire Wiseman reviewed: Two day leather work course - bag making

"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."

5 Sep 15'

Kathryn Gamble reviewed: Two day leather work course - bag making

"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."

24 Aug 15'

Joseph Lee reviewed: Two day leather work course - bag making

""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""

24 Aug 15'

Cheryl Kellett reviewed: Two day leather work course - bag making

""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""

24 Aug 15'

Nathan Hurley reviewed: Two day leather work course - bag making

""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.""

24 Aug 15'

Paula Bell reviewed: One day leather work course - small leather goods

""Having recently attended the weekend 'Messenger bag' course I left feeling really inspired to do more leather work. The course was great; David and Jason were very patient, quality tools and materials were used, it was a small group so a nice pace and a relaxed easy going atmosphere. I would recommend this course to anyone who fancies a new challenge or hobby. Thank you Jason and David. I love my new bag and look forward to developing my skills at home ....plasters at the ready!""

24 Aug 15'

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

""Thanks so much for your fantastic course. Teaching was very patient and inspirational, and 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""

24 Aug 15'

Martin Scriven reviewed: One day leather work course - small leather goods

"Many many thanks for a fabulous experience. Great weekend, still smiling and haven't taken my bag off yet. Cannot fault the course: Venue, tuition, catering, atmosphere, pace and structure all spot on."

24 Aug 15'

FIona Ritchie reviewed: One day leather work course - small leather goods

""The teaching was fantastic. David and Jason have the ability to teach a novice with such patience and enthusiasm, with endless ideas & tips. Location unique and wonderful coffee an added bonus.""

24 Aug 15'

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

"Thanks to you both for an amazing time over the last two days. 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."

24 Aug 15'

Adam L reviewed: One day leather work course - small leather goods

"Thanks for the course. It was really cool, and a good atmosphere up there as well!"

24 Aug 15'

Nathan Hurley reviewed: One day leather work course - small leather goods

""A truly unforgettable day with Jason in his wonderful workshop. Myself and my family learn't 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.""

24 Aug 15'

Fred Winstanley reviewed: One day leather work course - small leather goods

"The course was great, I had played around with leatherwork before, but wanted to learn how to do it properly. I certainly learned that’d was really impressed with the professional way in which the skills were taught."

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