[Herbalist] ink

Amy L. Hornburg Heilveil aheilvei at uiuc.edu
Fri Jul 25 10:31:22 PDT 2003

>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?

I have a 14 page handout on period ink.  If you'd like a copy, I can email 
it to you.

Ideas... oak gall, pommegranate, and lamp black.


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