Introduction to Leather Workshop
17 April 2024 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm BST£140.00
Our one-day leather workshop focuses on making premium small leather goods, such as a wallet, notebook holder, card holder or passport holder.
Join us for a wonderful introduction to leather in this workshop with Jason Stocks-Young of Diamond Awl. You will learn the core basics of traditional leather working techniques including marking & cutting, preparing leather for hand stitching, bevelling, burnishing and finishing. Make a leather item of your choosing and you can personalise it with your initials or you could choose the initials of a loved one as this would make a wonderful gift.
About the Tutor
Jason Stocks-Young is founder of Diamond Awl Leather Worksop. As a passionate leatherworker he learnt his craft from a traditional saddle-maker and was immediately drawn to the artistry and precision that went into each piece of leather. As his skills and knowledge grew, Jason felt a deep desire to share his love of leatherworking with others and began teaching workshops, passing on the techniques and knowledge that he had learnt from generations of leather workers.
Jason’s passion for traditional leatherwork is recognised through his television work, which includes the BBC2 series Made in Great Britain, which celebrated the rich manufacturing in the UK, and The Saved and Remade Workshop currently on Discovery. He is a member of the Guild of Master Craftsman and is also on the Equity Advisory Council for The Crafts Council, championing black diversity in the craft sector. Currently a member of the judging panel for Collect Open 2024, part of the Collect fair at Somerset House in London organised by the Crafts Council.
Timetable of the day
09:30 A warm welcome to @:Toolerstone with refreshments
10:00 Introduction to lather workings techniques and materials
11:15 Coffee will be served
11:30 Continue with the workshop and work at your own pace
13:00. Delicious homemade, lunch in the refectory
14:00 Putting the finishing touches to your work.
15.15 Refreshments will be served
16:30. Workshop ends but, you can take your work home to show off!
What is included?
- All materials & tools
- Aprons are provided for the day if required
- Refreshments & a delicious lunch
- Free onsite car parking
- Your very own hand-made leather item to take home
What do I need to bring?
Just a smile and willingness to learn
We welcome all levels of experience from beginners to the enthusiastic professional!