2024 Festival Dates: 6 & 7 July

Traditional Leatherwork Taster sessions with Diamond Awl

Leatherwork experts Diamond Awl return to the National Festival of Making with their incredibly popular leather workshop.

Over the course of these one-hour sessions you’ll get to grips with professional skills such as the time-honoured saddle stitch to make your own cardholder or keyring. This session has been part subsidised by The Festival of Making to provide a low cost opportunity for people to try this technique for the first time at the festival weekend.

Advance booking is recommended with a limited number of places are available on the day. Book early to avoid disappointment!

It’s safe to say I have seen every hide in person, which has also helped me build some great personal relationships along the way. The natural beauty of the leathers used ensure each item is individual and over time the leathers will take on unique characteristics of age and wear – Diamond Awl




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The National Festival Of Making Delivery Team

National Festival of Making is supported by the Arts Council England, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, Brian Mercer Trust and Foundations and Partners. This project is part-funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

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