Book Binding Workshop

17th October 2023


17th October 2023, 9.45am 4.30pm

Take a day out of your busy schedule to immerse yourself in the craft of photography, producing a handmade book containing your photographs. 

In the demanding modern world we all make photographs everyday using our smart phones, but we tend to leave them on our phones unsure how to make the most of them and prolong their enjoyment.  This one day workshop will take you through the essentials of smart phone photography, controlling exposure, focus and composition to get the very best out of the powerful device in your pocket.  

You will then be shown a craft based process of making a print or series of prints to turn into a small handmade book, using a Japanese binding method that is simple and very easy to learn. 

Giving your photographs a life after they have been shared on social media, these beautiful prints and books can made as delightful cards, books or gifts for family and friends. 

The simple beauty of a printed photograph cannot be underestimated, but put it in a book of similar themed images and you have elevated the most beautiful and simple moments of your life to a precious and long lasting keepsake of memories. 


Starting at 9.45am with coffee and introductions, you will be guided through smart phone photography before being set a small project to shoot in the gardens.

Lunch will be provided.

After lunch you will be shown the basics of editing your images so they look their best before printing them out. 

You will then have the opportunity to create your very own Japanese stab bound book, which is a beautiful way to show off your images. 

 The workshop will finish at approximately 4.30pm. 


  • admittance to The Bishop’s Palace Gardens 
  • Light Lunch 
  • all materials 
  •  tools 
  • comprehensive tuition 

Not included: 

  • smart phone 
  • transport to or from the location. 

 The grounds are flat and accessible, the workshop is open to all levels of experience, all that is required on the day is an open mind and a sense of wonder. 


Book your place HERE

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