2024 Festival Dates: 6 & 7 July

Leather Workshops with Diamond Awl

Diamond Awl Leather Workshop returns to the National Festival of Making, offering taster sessions in traditional leatherwork.


Deeply passionate about supporting maker industries, Diamond Awl are known for their knowledge, skill and engaging workshops. Join them over the weekend and make a beautiful, handmade item to take away with you.

During the workshop, you will get the opportunity to learn some traditional leather skills, including hand stitching, bevelling, burnishing and embossing.


Booking details coming soon.


Diamond Awl Leather Workshop teach traditional leatherwork skills from their unique workshop in the foothills of the Pennines. Founded by leatherworker Jason Stocks-Young, who has featured on Made in Great Britain on BBC2 and Saved and Remade, students come from far and wide to learn traditional leather skills, using high-quality vegetable leather and traditional tools.




2019 Trusts & Foundations

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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