I went up to London yesterday (Tuesday) to visit the Designer Bookbinders annual exhibition in St Bride's Foundation off Fleet Street. Stunning but not easy to photograph because everything was behind glass.
In this one, the leather has been coloured and painted.
The orangey coloured stuff is a painted underlayer of leather. There were 59 bindings and 40% of them were from the USA. Quite amazing. I feel I should go away and not mention my bookbinding ever again.
In the afternoon we walked round to the Savile Gardens - about 45 minutes and here we are having a posh tea in the café. Shown are Ruth, my daughter, and her daughter, Charlotte, who has just got a good degree from Reading University and is going to work for BP in September. We are all very proud of her. Note the scones with clotted cream and jam. None of us wanted any supper.