Entries by Jason STOCKS-YOUNG

Vintage by the Sea at Morecambe

Leatherwork by the sea is the perfect combination for us, so here at Diamond Awl, we were very happy to be asked to bring our taster workshops to Vintage by the Sea in Morecambe at the beginning of this month. The calmness of the bay was a truly wonderful view to start the day. As […]

National Festival Of Making

We had a great weekend at the National Festival of Making in Blackburn. Co-founded by Wayne Hemingway, the festival celebrates a new kind of making and brings together makers and manufacturers in a two day event that takes over Blackburn town centre. It’s truly inspirational and demonstrates the immense interest and passion for making. At […]

Carving Leather with Veronica Passos

Decorating leather is a fascinating art and dates back to prehistoric days. I had the pleasure to invite Veronica Passos of Passos Leatherwork from Brazil to teach to sell out groups of students this week core basics on how to carve leather. Veronica spending time going through how to sharpen one of the main tools […]

Two day leather course

It’s great to see such a diverse range of students coming on our courses. We recently welcomed three tutors from the Fashion Design course at Liverpool John Moores University on our two day leather course who were keen to learn traditional leatherwork skills. On the first day of our leather bag making workshop, they all […]

Leather Bag Making – New Styles

We’ve had a great month here at Diamond Awl Leather Workshop on our two day leather bag making course, with some new variations on the tote and messenger bag.  We’re calling this the Postal Bag. It’s a great everyday style and students worked with a nice tan waxy leather. It’s a robust shape, with a […]

Two Day Leather Bag Making Course

Just wanted to share the fabulous work of a recent student, who started off with the two day leather bag making course, making a messenger bag and recently returned to make a tote bag. The messenger bag made on the  Diamond Awl course is a modern take on a messenger bag and is neat design that […]