Historic Textile Printing at An Tir Collegium 

  This past weekend Ursel and I presented a talk about historic textile printing at An Tir Collegium. It was a new format for An Tir, with mostly lecture classes, which meant we didn’t do much hands on. But, we have a brand shiny new set of handouts full of additional research and pretty pictures…

Early 16thc Award of Arms Charter. 

A charter master from fall 2015, drawn by me, calligraphy by Ursel Lindenhayn, text provided by Royal Scribe.  Based on a 1508 English charter http://www.bl.uk/catalogues/illuminatedmanuscripts/ILLUMIN.ASP?Size=mid&IllID=5481 Before dots  Adding dots.  Ready for calligraphy.  I painted this one.  Source “Stowe Charters 617” The British Libary Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts. Web. Aug. 28 2016. <http://www.bl.uk/catalogues/illuminatedmanuscripts/ILLUMIN.ASP?Size=mid&IllID=5481&gt;

A 16th c Laurel scroll. 

Back in Fall of 2014 Ursel Lindenhayn and I collaborated on a Laurel award document for Mistress Elizabeth Blackdane. We both worked on the design, I wrote the text, Ursel did the calligraphy and gilding, while I did most of the painting, finally Ursel added pendant seals using braid by William Beornson.  The design is…