ABOUT this blog

Welcome to my blog Scribe Scribbling, an attempt by me, Ian the Green, to share my scribal projects and research with the world.  My blog is focused toward the beginner and advanced scribes.  While I do show my work here, I do so with an attempt at using them as a teaching object.  I also have lessons here on making ink, dissecting period scripts, how to analyze calligraphy, your own and others.  Take a look around and see what there is here.

If you wish to CONTACT ME <—— click here.

I greatly appreciate the readers of my blog and I very much welcome your comments and questions.  While you’re here please click on the rating you feel each post and page deserve.

I now have an ETSY store where you can purchase some of the items I discuss making here on this blog and some items that aren’t on here at all.

I love exploring the medieval methods, materials, tools and techniques used by scribes to make the the written word come alive.  I attempt to recreate medieval and renaissance manuscript paleography so  I explore and learn about the tools and materials that would have been used in pre-17th century Europe.

My scribal and scribal related activities include:

~ Calligraphy

~ Illumination (Gilding)

~ Parchment making

~ Ink making

~ Pigment making

~ Quill and reed pen making

~ Research,research, research

I hope that you enjoy my blog and find it useful as well.


In Service,

The Honorable Lord Ian the Green, CE, CSO, APF, CCK, AoA

Barony of Namron, North Region, Kingdom of Ansteorra.


12 responses to “ABOUT this blog

  1. Pingback: Untangling Your Scribal Paper Purchasing Puzzle – An Itinerant Scribe·

  2. I’d like to follow up on the blog about sand being used to dry ink. You were looking for citations. In the 1565 edition of Daniele Barbaro’s translation and commentary on Vitruvius,he remarks that the stone ammochrysus, made into a powder (i.e., sand) can be used to dry ink. Ammochrysus is a variety of mica (it is gold coloured and flaky).

  3. Hello Ian,
    Coming from a background of archaeology, conservation and chemistry I really appreciate the knowledge required to re-construct medieval artefacts and arts. I should like to be able to quote your work for a non-SCA audience. Could you email me about style of attribution?

  4. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and thoughts on calligraphy. I am a tentative scribe when I make the time, but have found your recent calligraphic introductions extremely helpful when I have been making props for my character and LARP system here in the UK. Because of this I intend to link to your website as part of my own “preparing scrolls” tutorial this friday if you don’t mind.
    Thanks again, Space_wolf

  5. Hello your honorable sir!! I am in Melbourne Australia. I have just begun teaching a 2 year calligraphy certificate course at RMIT University. This is after a break from teaching of many years. I am a professional calligrapher and have earned living from the art and related services for over 25 years. It is a passion which grows and thankfully people like you are firing that passion and fueling my creative life and now teachings with generously given information through your blogs. I am encouraging my students to research through the web and to connect with the wealth knowledge available. Many thanks and good luck with your big move Cheers Lauchean

    • Thank you for your comment. I truly appreciate that you read my blog and I am honored that you find inspiration here.

      May I ask where in Asia you are?

      Please let me know what you like and I can try to put up more of the subject.

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