Sourcing Writing Slope + Writing Supplies

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Sourcing Writing Slope + Writing Supplies

Postby Monty » Tue Apr 26, 2011 12:50 pm

Can anyone point me in the right direction for a medieval (14th/15th Century) writing slope
and anyone who does authentic writing supplies, ink, quills and paper.

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Re: WTB Writing Slope + Writing Supplies

Postby paul bennett » Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:07 pm

Hi,

I make writing slopes based on a 15th century oil painting detail.

http://www.historicarts.co.uk/other_com ... pieces.htm


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Re: WTB Writing Slope + Writing Supplies

Postby musket » Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:35 pm

I get my writing supplies (quills cut/uncut,oak gall ink) from a guy on ebay called Living.history_1645
http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/living.histor ... X:SELLERID



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Re: WTB Writing Slope + Writing Supplies

Postby Mark Griffin » Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:04 pm

Anyone selling 'authentic' linen rag paper for historical writing gets it from Griffen Mill in Ireland. Buy it direct and save yourself the odd penny. You can get a bundle of 2nds for a good price. If you are starting to get into that area make your first batch of quills and ink yourself so you understand how its done and can explain to Mops. Just don't use your wifes best blender to crush the oak galls.....

And they are just about at the easy to spot stage as the oak leaves are popping out so get into the woods and hedgerows asap!


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Re: WTB Writing Slope + Writing Supplies

Postby PoD » Wed Apr 27, 2011 12:15 am

I bought a sample pack of griffen mill ages ago and it never arrived. Are they still trading?


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Re: WTB Writing Slope + Writing Supplies

Postby Merlon. » Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:41 am

Still trading http://www.griffenmillhandmadepaper.com, deliveries turn up for me :)
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Re: WTB Writing Slope + Writing Supplies

Postby Mark Griffin » Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:43 am

yes, still there. did you contact them about it? they are very helpful.


http://www.griffinhistorical.com. A delicious decadent historical trifle. Thick performance jelly topped with lashings of imaginative creamy custard. You may also get a soggy event management sponge finger but it won't cost you hundreds and thousands.

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Re: WTB Writing Slope + Writing Supplies

Postby Monty » Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:06 am

Thanks Paul, I'll be in touch about a writing slope.

Can anyone recommend which sort of paper to get?



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Re: WTB Writing Slope + Writing Supplies

Postby Mark Griffin » Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:20 am

Laid linen rag paper fromhttp://www.griffenmillhandmadepaper.com/

http://www.griffenmill.com/ is their old, slightly defunct site.

Wove paper suitable after 1750's only and then in a small area of the country. Hold laid paper up to the light, you will see little lines embossed, wove does not have this due to a change in the manufacturing process invented by James Whatman around then.

Most mills go over to wove in the 1780's ish.

For parchment its http://www.williamcowley.co.uk/

Anything else and you are liable to pointing and ridicule! :-) If you are London based then Falkiners fine papers stock the Griffen mill products


http://www.griffinhistorical.com. A delicious decadent historical trifle. Thick performance jelly topped with lashings of imaginative creamy custard. You may also get a soggy event management sponge finger but it won't cost you hundreds and thousands.


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