Re: [Authentic_SCA] Making parchment
>I am in search of where I can get or make parchment myself usinghttp://www.dedas.com/parchment/uk/recipe.html is a good Dutch site.
http://www.hi.is/pub/sam/main.html#phot is the Arni Magnusson
Institute in Reykjavik; the last time I was there it had a nice
exhibition on the making of parchment, and they might still have some
deals mainly with Egyptian parchment but might be pertinent
http://avalon.albuquerque.nm.us/resume/outlaw/parch_cont.html is a BA
dissertation on the subject
describes a class from 2005; those involved might well be able to help.
If you'll permit me a digression: I went to a local arts supply store
and asked if they could obtain real parchment. One gentleman said
they could look into it, but his fellow indignantly said, "Moon Unit
(I change names here, but you get the idea) orders, and she will
refuse because we are all vegetarians here!" I replied, "But I don't
want to eat it." That stopped him dead in his tracks, and the first
gent, obviously not as militant a vegetarian as his fellows, said,
"He has a point..."
Hope this--minus my anecdote--helps!
- Yes that does a lot. I bet they laughed when you said what you where going to use it for.
So that leads me to my next question; where can I get skins at ?
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>Yes that does a lot. I bet they laughed when you said what you whereOh no. The super vegetarian was indignantly angry that I was making
>going to use it for.
sport of him (my bad; I've known enough militant vegetarians over the
years to realize that he was not going to take the comment gracefully
but just couldn't resist).
>So that leads me to my next question; where can I get skins at ?That I don't really know. I'd talk to nearby farmers and, if
necessary and if you really really want to do this, buy your own goat
and arrange to have it slaughtered. I assume the bones could be used
for things as well! G0ood luck. If you do this, I'd love to see pictures!