Color Making Research and Classes

This is a list of projects I am researching and documenting about colors medieval people might have used for painting, dying. and stuff.  As progress is made, items will
become links and go to the experiments and results.  I don't promise this will be a fast process or an up-to-date project.  I only have a few other things going on...!   ;)

Pigments- class hand out
    Blues
        Plants
            Elderberries (Sambucus species)
               Painted out here
               Mappae Clavicula recipe source discussion here
            Indigo (Indigofera)
            Woad (Isatis tinctoria)

    Greens
        Exploring "Italian" and "Dutch" pink
        Plants
            Buckthorn (Rhamnus species), Sap green
                  2016:
                     Experiment 1, De Arte Illuminandi
                     Experiment 2, Merrifield 420
                     Experiment 3, Merrifield 426, 558: vinegar fails, alum wins
                  2015:
                    Experiment 1, finding buckthorn
                    Experiment 2, De Arte Illuminandi
                    Experiment 3 "for dying skins"
            Iris (Iris germanica)
                   2016
                   2015
        Verdigris
      
    Yellows  
        Exploring "Italian" and "Dutch" pink
        Ocher (Lemon Yellow)
        Plants
            Buckthorn (Rhamnus species)  
               2016
                 De Arte Illuminandi, Experiment 2
               2015
                 Experiment 1
                 Experiment 2
            Saffron (Crocus sativus) painted here
            Weld: (Reseda lutea)
                2015: Planted seeds in seed starting formula 4/13/15.  It grew to a lovely rosette by the
                        fall but perished during the winter.
                2016: Planted seeds in Scott's topsoil 6/03/16                        "sow in situ in the spring and only just cover the seed" PFAF
    Reds
    Blacks
        Plants
            Lamp black
            Vine Black
                 Grape Vine Black
            Willow
    White  
        Bone White

Materials in medieval paint recipes:
          Lye
          Alum


Eggs
    glair
    yolk
    shells

Recipes, Classes and other projects:
     Cheese Class 
     Fine Cakes, a spiced sugar cookie
     Heathen Peas 
     Mulling pigments
     Pigments Handout
     Rendering Lard
          Lard Candle
          Soap 
   

     Scroll Layout Handout
     Urchins (edible mini hedgehogs)
     Shells and other palettes and tools in medieval manuscripts

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