Photo Albums & Slipcase


Explore different styles of photo albums using a variety of sewing structures & guards, end papers and cover materials, and learn how to make and cover a slip case.


This course is suitable both for those simply wishing to learn a new skill or for students working towards City & Guilds Level 1 Certificate in Design & Craft  (7716-89 Bookbinding) qualification. C&G students will also be given guidance on how to make and present the samples, albums, slip case and other evidence required for subsequent assessment.

Students should have completed Bookbinding for Beginner or have equivalent skills before attending this course.


Students will explore several different case bound album structures where the book block is constructed from:-

  • single folded nested leaves
  • folios of heavyweight watercolour paper with debossed mounts
  • strip guarded leaf, with cloth joints

Students will also make a contemporary non-adhesive structure and a slip case for one of their albums..



Owl Barn Studio


30 hours of tuition


Agreed dates may be subject to change depending on current COVID restrictions.

Available on a 1 to 1 basis on dates to suit you, after April 2021, either as a block, one day a week or once a month.

Please contact me to discuss your requirements.

Agreed dates may be subject to change depending on prevailing COVID restrictions.


10am to 4.30pm


Diana Illingworth-Cook



Includes all materials, tea/coffee, & homemade lunch.

Additional Registration and Assessment fees apply for students working towards C&G level 1

City & Guilds Level 1 Unit 118