[Scriptoris] Article on quills-was: Re: Curing feather quills

Elaine Crittenden letebts at earthlink.net
Mon Jun 5 17:17:19 PDT 2006

For those of you who can't go, I found an article on the care and feeding of
quills in THE CALLIGRAPHER'S HANDBOOK, edited by Heather Child, albeit that
my "newest" copy of two was copyrighted in 1985.

The article is by one of my earliest teachers,Donald Jackson, former scribe
to QEII and director and prime scribe and illuminator of the St. John's
Millenium Bible, which some of you have seen on PBS. The article is
generously illustrated by line drawings. Perhaps a copy might be found in a
used book store? I don't know if it has been reprinted.

BTW, the Bible mentioned above is coming to Tyler for an exhibition. I have
no info. Does anyone else?

HL Lete Bithespring
Steppes, Ansteorra

>From: Hillary Greenslade <hillaryrg at yahoo.com>
>To: "Scribes within Ansteorra - SCA,  Inc." <scriptoris at lists.ansteorra.org>
>Subject: [Scriptoris] Curing feather quills
>Date: Fri THJun 2,2006,12:40 PM

> --- Star - Ansteorra <star at ansteorra.org> wrote:
>> I just saw a documentary on PBS about this work (done about 2 years
>> ago) and it was incredible.
>> It is definitely worth the trip.
>> Druinne (who is now motivated to dig out those turkey feathers and
>> start practicing curing and cutting quills).
> Thomas atte Woode is teaching a class on curing and using quills at King's
> College, and
> I'm teaching the same at Knowne World Heraldic and Scribal Symposium.
> Check it out,
> Hillary
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