Traditional leatherwork

with Jason Stocks-Young of Diamond Awl Leather Workshop

Saturday 17 June | 9.30am to 4.30pm

£175 per person, includes lunch, parking and garden access

Try your hand at working with leather and take home your very own hand-stitched and personalised A5 leather notebook cover. This one-day workshop will be led by expert leatherworker Jason Stocks-Young (BBC2, Discovery) who will introduce you to the basics of this wonderful heritage craft. 

The skills covered will include bevelling, edge finishing and burnishing, traditional saddle stitch and embossing.

You will use high-quality vegetable-tanned leather and can personalise your item with your own choice of thread colour and initials. 

Leave with a new skill and a beautiful handmade item, complete with a notebook and pencil. 

Suitable for ages 15 and upwards.

The workshop includes tea, coffee and a locally sourced graze box lunch from the Chatsworth Estate Farm Shop. You are able to access the Chatsworth Garden during and after the workshop – please note the garden closes at 5.30pm.

About Diamond Awl and Jason Stocks-Young

Diamond Awl Leather Workshop practice and teach traditional leatherwork applied to contemporary products. It was founded by Jason Stocks-Young who has featured on the recent Saved and Remade Workshop on Discovery and Made in Great Britain on BBC2.  

Jason is a member of The Guild of Master Craftsmen and also sits on the Equity Council at the Crafts Council advising on a wider representation of diversity within the craft sector. He has been making leather goods for twelve years and learnt from traditional leatherworkers who share the ethos and passion for using traditional techniques and the finest leathers.

Photos used with permission of Jason Stocks-Young, Diamond Awl

On the day
Please make your way to the Stickyard at 9.15am ready for a 9.30am start. The Stickyard can be found at the top of the car park, near the farmyard entrance. Our outdoor learning centre is covered but open to the elements so please wear clothing suitable for the weather. 

Inspired by Mirror Mirror
Look out for workshops and events inspired by this year's exhibition, Mirror Mirror: Reflections on Design at Chatsworth. Our workshop series focuses on the use of sustainable, recyclable materials and heritage skills.

Make a stay of it

With so much to see, do, and explore in the Peak District, it's a shame to only come for the day, so why not stay a little longer? Our country cottages, shepherd's huts, hotels, and inns are the perfect base for exploring all that Chatsworth, Derbyshire, and the Peak District has to offer. Find out more.

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