[Herbalist] ink

tempestviolet@comcast.net tempestviolet at comcast.net
Fri Jul 25 11:56:02 PDT 2003

Hi Despina!!!(waving wildly)

Are you going to pennsic? 

> >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!
> 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.
> Smiles,
> Despina
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