Category Archives: Illuminations

Traditional Skills Part 1 – Preparing Vellum

I have for many years past had an interest in medieval illumination and calligraphy and as a historian I have a particular interest in the wonderful manuscripts produced in medieval times.  I’d already been lucky enough to attend an illumination … Continue reading

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Craft Day

Not much historical value in this article. It’s mostly for fun.  About Christmas time, chatting with my friends, I said I thought it’d be a great idea to have a craft day, where we all got together to teach each … Continue reading

Posted in Illuminations, Just for fun

Medieval Illumination – St Barbara

One of my newest hobbies is illumination.  I did a 4 day course at the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts in February 2015 and loved it.  I have just created an illumination of St Barbara, based on an original, as … Continue reading

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