Volume 7 - Spring 1999


Letters & Feedback

Carriage Not only Bookbinding.......

We were delighted to receive the following photograph from Peter G. Smith from Buckinghamshire, England.

Peter is a model maker and produces with extraordinary accuracy and detail, carriages such as the 1902 ‘State Landau’ featured here. All of the parts down to the spokes on the wheels and the glass in the ‘lamps’ have been hand-crafted by Peter in his workshop at home.

He has won many prizes for his work. This particular model which is approx. 18” long, received first prize in its class at a recent Model Engineering Exhibition.

Peter uses J. Hewit & Sons Sheepskin Skiver to ‘upholster’ the carriage’s seats.

Skin Deep Would love to hear about other unusual uses of leather you may have. So please write and let us know, but no smut please!



Study Opportunities in Hampshire, England

Maureen Duke, a frequent contributor to this newsletter is now offering one-to-one or one-to-two tuition at her home. The costs are 30.00 per day for 1 to 1 and 25.00 per person per day for 1 to 2 tuition.

These private intensive study opportunities are open to all bookbinders with any level of skill or experience, since the tuition will be geared to meet their own particular knowledge. If you are a beginner or skilled craft binder who wishes to improve your own skills please contact Maureen at:

Fernbank, Trotton, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU31 5ER, UK Tel: +44 (0)1730 812432


Skin Deep - Volume 7 - Spring 1999

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