I think it was Cinnini, but not sure I spelled that right.
On 10/3/2013 12:23 PM, Debra Hense wrote:
> It's for drawing with. I believe it is described in one of the
> treatise's in the Dover's Diverse (medieval) Arts book. I can't
> remember the name right now - but is a craftsman type of book -
> describing how to make pigments, make and paint fresco's etc.
> On 10/3/13, Stefan li Rous <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> This would definitely result in a softer charcoal. This is a lot more
>> expensive in manpower per resultant ounce, as opposed to pound of charcoal.
>> Any evidence of this being done in period?
>> What would it be used for, then and now?
>> On Oct 3, 2013, at 10:05 AM, Debra Hense <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> A finer, softer, charcoal can also be made from grapevine vines.
>>> Surround with clay and pop in the fire until done - usually an hour or
>>> so later. It takes some experimenting.
>> THLord Stefan li Rous Barony of Bryn Gwlad Kingdom of Ansteorra
>> Mark S. Harris Austin, Texas
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