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Photographic Evidence

Barry Ainsworth is travelling around the country documenting heritage crafts and artisan makers, and we welcomed him into our studio a few weeks ago. We attract a few photographers, letterpress and each photographer focuses on a particular aspect of the studio which is always great to see. I particularly like how Barry has captured the movement in the studio…


The studio is closed today because you’ll find us just around the corner at Derby Museums. Pop in and enjoy some local letterpress as part of Derby Museum’s Sharing Day.

We Are Closed

The studio is closed today whilst we attend the Mini Maker Faire at the Silk Mill in Derby… come find us!
Please email hello@smallprintcompany.co.uk if you have an enquiry and we will respond as soon as possible.


We are closed today! Please email hello@smallprintcompany.co.uk if you have an urgent enquiry.

Coptic Binding, decorative stitch

Bookbinding workshops in The Creative Space

NEW for 2017! Beginners Bookbinding workshops

Our Beginners Bookbinding workshops are run once a month on a Saturday afternoon and are already proving popular.

I ran the first workshop last weekend with 2 artists and both students went away with their own hardback, Japanese bound book – and hopefully an insight into how to carry on with their newfound skill.

Aimed at those with little or no experience of binding, we learn how to cover a board with a paper or fabric, assemble the book and stitch with one of the basic Japanese or stab bindings.

If you would like to make a book specific to a project – photography, art or even a wedding perhaps – contact Hannah to discuss.

If you would like to learn this absorbing craft, book onto a workshop either by emailing hello@smallprintcompany.co.uk or via our Eventbrite page (booking fees apply).

Derby Makers Project

At the end of last year we welcomed Daniel Dytrych to the studio for a photographic interview that is featured in his latest project, the Derby Makers Project. Dan’s stunning work captures people and places in a naturally captivating way without feeling that you’re the subject.

The Derby Makers Project documents the craftspeople in and around Derby. You can read the full interview here.