[Herbalist] plant ink
tboroson at netcarrier.com
Thu Jul 24 11:45:02 PDT 2003
Woad! Indigo! (Bears, oh my!)
I bet you'd get a ton of responses if you subscribe to an SCA
scribal/illumination list. I get the impression from some illuminator
friends that there is a good body of information on the subject, and a
number of SCAdians make their own pigments. Try groups.yahoo.com to
find a list - there are about a billion SCA lists on there!
Rod Dorma wrote:
> I'm looking for a plant-based period ink (prior to Hastings if
> possible), and need somewhere to start--my normal resources haven't
> turned up much of anything. Brief experiments with beets just led to
> excessive bleeding, though that might be the fault of the paper, not
> the ink. Any ideas? thankee!
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