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
            Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus)
            Elderberries (Sambucus species)
               Painted out here
               Mappae Clavicula recipe source discussion here      
               An elderberry of any other name, just don't eat S. ebulus 
            Indigo (Indigofera tinctoria)
            Lulax means indigo 2018
            Woad
                 Woad (Isatis tinctoria)
                 2017 Woad blue trials


    Greens
        Exploring "Italian" and "Dutch" pink
        Plants
            Buckthorn (Rhamnus species), Sap green
                  2017 "quick and dirty" De Arte Illuminandi, overnight = sap green!
                     published in Tournaments Illuminated 2017
                        "Making Green Paint Medievally: With Irises in the Spring
                          and Buckthorn Berries in the Fall" Issue 202
                  2016:
                     published in EK Gazette "Making green paint using medieval recipes in May
                      from iris blossoms and September from buckthorn berries."
                     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 
        Vergaut
      
    Yellows
        Exploring "Italian" and "Dutch" pink
        Ocher (Lemon Yellow)
        Plants
               Buckthorn (Rhamnus species)
                  2017-2018 yellow from ripe berries (Merrifield 428)
                  2016
                    De Arte Illuminandi, Experiment 2 green berries
                  2015
                    Experiment 1
                    Experiment 2
            Calendula officianalis              
                 2017
            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
        Chalk of Eggshells

Materials in medieval paint recipes:
          Alum
          Chalk of Eggshells
          Lye
          Sal ammoniac


Eggs
    glair
    yolk
    shells

Recipes, Classes and other projects:
     Quick 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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