To vellum or not to vellum - that is the question! with Cinque Ports Scribes (FULL)

Can’t decide between paper or vellum?  Is it parchment or vellum?  Not worked on vellum before?  Worried it’s too technical/too scary/too expensive/you’ll get it wrong?   Tina will give the benefit of her 20 years’ experience with wonderful vellum and help allay the above worries.  NB we will not be stretching vellum.

Beautiful to write and paint on, the advantages of vellum are its longevity, translucency and it’s uniqueness – no two pieces are the same.  It is also more forgiving than paper to make corrections on. By the end of the day you’ll feel more confident making a choice between paper and vellum.

You will be able to study different types of parchment and vellum; experiment on a small piece of flat vellum by raising the nap and make corrections and erasures.  Those who wish can make a start on a ‘finished’ piece of prepared vellum 21×13 cm.  A very short quote or small, simple piece of illumination 10×10 cm.

All the design and layout for this MUST be done prior to the workshop as there won’t be time on the day to look at design issues. TOP TIP – keep it very simple.