Welcome to my blog Scribe Scribbling. In the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) I am called Ian the Green.
The purpose of this blog is to educate people in and out of the SCA about the practices materials and tools that were used by scribes in the pre-1600 western world. I work with the latin alphabet exclusively though not only english language manuscripts and practices.
While my blog is focused toward SCA scribal and calligraphy education and practices there I certainly keep a broader audience in mind with most of my blog entries. I do work to keep my posts focused on beginner and advanced information and practitioners.
I do show my work here in order to use my work as a teaching object. I am certainly not perfect as you will see. Many of my blog entries deal with fixing, correcting and getting frustrated at mistakes or issues that come up. My hope in sharing these experiences is that you learn from my mistakes and problem solving process.
Some examples of blog post topics you will see on Scribe Scribbling are: making iron gall and other inks; original research articles on materials tools and practices of pre-1600 scribes; analyzing calligraphy scripts; making your own calligraphy ductus; how to improve your skills; calligraphy project processes; pictures and discussion of medieval and renaissance manuscripts I have worked with and how to do calligraphy.
If you wish to get ahold of me feel free to: email me
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 hope that you enjoy my blog and find it useful as well.
Your’s In Service,
The Honorable Lord Ian the Green, CE, CSO, APF, CCK, AoA
Barony of Namron, North Region, Kingdom of Ansteorra.