Contact Name: Jason Stocks-Young
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Hello, my name is Jason Stocks-Young, founder and owner of Diamond Awl Leather Workshop. My studio is on the edge of the Pennines, where the leather workshops take place. I started making leather goods 8 years ago, learning from an old saddle maker using traditional leatherwork techniques.
I share my passion for his craft through teaching others and recently featured in the BBC2 TV series Made in Great Britain, a celebration and exploration of our manufacturing heritage.
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.
"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."
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.