Schedule and Planned Activities
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Calligraphy in an Arabic Style – Learn to write English in an Arabic style hand. For beginners through advanced.
Number of Students: 10
Cost: 0.00 Bring paper, pen and ink if you have them (any type will do). I will supply materials to those who do not have them.
Working with Parchment – Hands on discussion of parchment use—how it differs from paper and pergamenta, how to prepare it for writing and fix problem area (bleeding, oiliness,, wrinkles, etc._> Plus a run down of how to make your own parchment from rawhide chews (less intensive and smelly working from raw skins).
Cost: 0.00 a small amount of parchment will be available for purchase.
Ink Making Workshop – This workshop will meet twice during the day. The first session will focus on methods and material preparation for making 2 kinds of period ink: Oak Gall and Walnut ink. In the second session, we will finish the ink making process and bottle up our results.
How to make a Scroll Case - This will be on going through-out the day. Just tell THL Austin you want to make one*** Bring the following materials: 1 ft. of ribbon for ties (optional), 1 yard of material, 2 pieces of heavy duty card-board (not card stock), Minimum size 10 x 12, Maximum size 18 x 16
Introduction to Knotwork- How to draw simple knot work patterns.
Please bring a pencil and eraser; no cost.
Tree Sap: Why not use epoxy or PVA as a gold ground?
Tree Sap a look at organic binders and their properties.
Peter the Goldsmith talks about the tree saps and organic binders and their origins and sources. Are we there, yet? it's a long way from Java to Europe
Thank you cards project request!
This can be a great way to practice your calligraphy or simple bar and ivy. I need to complete roughly 30. If you’re interested please see Lady Akiko for details. I will have the card stock with me. Bring paint and whatever else you might use.
Scribal Blank Challenge – see above for description.
Backlog Deputy will also be on hand to hopefully find lost owners of awarded scrolls.
Last update: December 14, 2006 – subject to change. Check back for updates.