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Making the Parchment

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Parchment example 06 - the "rib marks" (?) These are very similar to what I saw before, and show how I got my basis for the drawing I did. "Триод цветен и постен, миней, слова", p.8, St. St. Cyril and Methodius National Library. Usage: Creative Commons. Medieval Manuscript, Hands, Drawing, Projects, Log Projects, Blue Prints, Sketches, Draw

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Parchment example 06 - the "rib marks" (?) These are very similar to what I saw before, and show how I got my basis for the drawing I did. "Триод цветен и постен, миней, слова", p.8, St. St. Cyril and Methodius National Library. Usage: Creative Commons.

Parchment example - possible veins. Cyril and Methodius National Library, Creative commons. Medieval Manuscript, Corner, Hands, Personalized Items, Creative, Projects, Log Projects, Blue Prints

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Parchment example - possible veins. Upper-left corner. Триод постен, St. St. Cyril and Methodius National Library, p.6. Creative commons.

Parchment example 04 - possibly a wound-related defect. This comes from NLW MS 733B, a copy of the poem, Piers Plowman. According to the National Library of Wales, "[it] was copied on poor-quality parchment in the early fifteenth century[.]" This means we can see lots of defects. Medieval Manuscript, Bamboo Cutting Board, Wales, Poems, Canning, Poetry, Home Canning, Verses, Conservation
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Parchment example 04 - possibly a wound-related defect. This comes from NLW MS 733B, a copy of the poem, Piers Plowman. According to the National Library of Wales, "[it] was copied on poor-quality parchment in the early fifteenth century[.]" This means we can see lots of defects.

Parchment example 03 - a sewing repair. This comes from NLW MS 733B, a copy of the poem, Piers Plowman. According to the National Library of Wales, "[it] was copied on poor-quality parchment in the early fifteenth century[.]" This means we can see lots of defects. Medieval Manuscript, Poem, Wales, Ms, Canning, Sewing, Dressmaking, Couture, Home Canning

Parchment example 03 - a sewing repair. This comes from NLW MS 733B, a copy of the poem, Piers Plowman. According to the National Library of Wales, "[it] was copied on poor-quality parchment in the early fifteenth century[.]" This means we can see lots of defects.

Parchment example 02. In the bottom-left corner is something similar to the "rib marks", Though not the same. familysearch.org film 99762, img. 9. Medieval Manuscript, Corner, Bullet Journal, Hands, Film, Movie, Films, Film Stock, Film Books

Parchment example 02. In the bottom-left corner is something similar to the "rib marks", Though not the same. familysearch.org film 99762, img. 9.

Parchment ex 01. There are both hair follicle defects and "spotting", likely from spots on the animal. familysearch.org , film 99691 img. 10 Medieval Manuscript, Hands, Animal, Film, Movie, Films, Film Stock, Animaux, Animal Memes

Parchment ex 01. There are both hair follicle defects and "spotting", likely from spots on the animal. familysearch.org , film 99691 img. 10

Making the parchment 14 Medieval Manuscript, Hands, Table, Projects, How To Make, Furniture, Home Decor, Log Projects, Blue Prints
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Making the parchment 14

Making the parchment 13 Medieval Manuscript, Hands, Tote Bag, Projects, How To Make, Log Projects, Blue Prints, Carry Bag, Tote Bags

Making the parchment 13

Making the parchment 12 Medieval Manuscript, Ted, Hands, Tote Bag, Projects, Log Projects, Blue Prints, Carry Bag, Tote Bags

Making the parchment 12

Making the parchment 11 Medieval Manuscript, Hands, Projects, How To Make, Log Projects, Blue Prints

Making the parchment 11

Making the parchment 10 Medieval Manuscript, Hands, Projects, How To Make, Log Projects, Blue Prints

Making the parchment 10

Making the parchment 08 Medieval Manuscript, Hands, Bottle, Projects, How To Make, Log Projects, Blue Prints, Flask

Making the parchment 08

Making the parchment 07 Medieval Manuscript, Hands, Projects, How To Make, Log Projects, Blue Prints

Making the parchment 07

Making the parchment 06 Medieval Manuscript, Hands, Projects, How To Make, Log Projects, Blue Prints

Making the parchment 06

Making the parchment 05 Medieval Manuscript, Birkenstock Boston Clog, Hands, Projects, How To Make, Log Projects, Blue Prints
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Making the parchment 05

Making the parchment 03 Medieval Manuscript, Hands, Projects, How To Make, Log Projects, Blue Prints

Making the parchment 03

Making the parchment 02 Medieval Manuscript, Hands, Projects, How To Make, Log Projects, Blue Prints

Making the parchment 02

Making the parchment 01 Medieval Manuscript, Hands, Projects, How To Make, Log Projects, Blue Prints

Making the parchment 01

Making the Quires

Quires All the cut quires are ready. Note that the outer pages are all the non-hair side. Medieval Manuscript, Butcher Block Cutting Board, Hands, Note, Projects, Log Projects, Blue Prints
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Quires 12: All the cut quires are ready. Note that the outer pages are all the non-hair side.

 This is after I had fixed a Gregory's-rule mistake. Medieval Manuscript, Butcher Block Cutting Board, Hands, Projects, Log Projects, Blue Prints
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Quires 11: Checking Gregory's rule. This is after I had fixed a Gregory's-rule mistake.

Quires Cutting the top off, so the pages of the quire can be turned. Medieval Manuscript, Hands, Mens Tops, T Shirt, Fashion, Supreme T Shirt, Moda, Tee, Fashion Styles

Quires 10: Cutting the top off, so the pages of the quire can be turned.

Quires Tacketing - tying the quire, so it stays together. Medieval Manuscript, Hands

Quires 09: Tacketing - tying the quire, so it stays together.

Quires Signatures on and ready for tacketing. Medieval Manuscript, Hands, Projects, Log Projects, Blue Prints

Quires 08: Signatures on and ready for tacketing.

Quires More signatures Medieval Manuscript, Cinnamon Sticks, Hands, Projects, Log Projects, Blue Prints

Quires 07: More signatures

Quires Marking with signatures. Medieval Manuscript, Plastic Cutting Board, Hands, Projects, Log Projects, Blue Prints

Quires 06: Marking with signatures.

Quires 05: Checking Gregory's rule. Medieval Manuscript, Plastic Cutting Board, Hands

Quires 05: Checking Gregory's rule.

Quires Folding - this one is in quarto. Medieval Manuscript, Plastic Cutting Board, Hands, Projects, Log Projects, Blue Prints

Quires 04: Folding - this one is in quarto.

Quires Making sure the flaws wouldn't make it impossible to write. Medieval Manuscript, Plastic Cutting Board, Flaws, Hands, How To Make

Quires 03. Making sure the flaws wouldn't make it impossible to write.

Quires Trimming the paper to size. Medieval Manuscript, Hands, Paper, Projects, Log Projects, Blue Prints

Quires 02. Trimming the paper to size.

Quires Measuring to get the final size right. Medieval Manuscript, How To Get, Hands, Projects, Home Decor, Log Projects, Blue Prints, Decoration Home, Room Decor
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Quires 01. Measuring to get the final size right.

Preparing the Page

The Illuminated sketchbook of Stephan Schriber 1494 Medieval Manuscript, Medieval Art, Illuminated Letters, Illuminated Manuscript, Sketchbook Inspiration, Art Sketchbook, Public Domain, Bubble Letter Fonts, Design Elements
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The Illuminated Sketchbook of Stephan Schriber (1494)

Selected pages from the Spätgotisches Musterbuch des Stephan Schriber, a manuscript which appears to be some kind of sketchbook, belonging to a fifteenth-century monk working in South-West Germany, where ideas and layouts for illuminated manuscripts were tried out and skills developed.

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The Illuminated Sketchbook of Stephan Schriber (1494)

Selected pages from the Spätgotisches Musterbuch des Stephan Schriber, a manuscript which appears to be some kind of sketchbook, belonging to a fifteenth-century monk working in South-West Germany, where ideas and layouts for illuminated manuscripts were tried out and skills developed.

Quires All the cut quires are ready. Note that the outer pages are all the non-hair side. Medieval Manuscript, Butcher Block Cutting Board, Hands, Note, Projects, Log Projects, Blue Prints
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Quires 12: All the cut quires are ready. Note that the outer pages are all the non-hair side.

 This is after I had fixed a Gregory's-rule mistake. Medieval Manuscript, Butcher Block Cutting Board, Hands, Projects, Log Projects, Blue Prints
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Quires 11: Checking Gregory's rule. This is after I had fixed a Gregory's-rule mistake.

Quires Cutting the top off, so the pages of the quire can be turned. Medieval Manuscript, Hands, Mens Tops, T Shirt, Fashion, Supreme T Shirt, Moda, Tee, Fashion Styles

Quires 10: Cutting the top off, so the pages of the quire can be turned.

Quires Tacketing - tying the quire, so it stays together. Medieval Manuscript, Hands

Quires 09: Tacketing - tying the quire, so it stays together.

Quires Signatures on and ready for tacketing. Medieval Manuscript, Hands, Projects, Log Projects, Blue Prints

Quires 08: Signatures on and ready for tacketing.

Quires More signatures Medieval Manuscript, Cinnamon Sticks, Hands, Projects, Log Projects, Blue Prints

Quires 07: More signatures

Quires Marking with signatures. Medieval Manuscript, Plastic Cutting Board, Hands, Projects, Log Projects, Blue Prints

Quires 06: Marking with signatures.

Quires 05: Checking Gregory's rule. Medieval Manuscript, Plastic Cutting Board, Hands

Quires 05: Checking Gregory's rule.

Quires Folding - this one is in quarto. Medieval Manuscript, Plastic Cutting Board, Hands, Projects, Log Projects, Blue Prints

Quires 04: Folding - this one is in quarto.

Quires Making sure the flaws wouldn't make it impossible to write. Medieval Manuscript, Plastic Cutting Board, Flaws, Hands, How To Make

Quires 03. Making sure the flaws wouldn't make it impossible to write.

Quires Trimming the paper to size. Medieval Manuscript, Hands, Paper, Projects, Log Projects, Blue Prints

Quires 02. Trimming the paper to size.

Quires Measuring to get the final size right. Medieval Manuscript, How To Get, Hands, Projects, Home Decor, Log Projects, Blue Prints, Decoration Home, Room Decor
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Quires 01. Measuring to get the final size right.

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Medieval Manuscript

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Medieval Manuscript

Parchment example 06 - the "rib marks" (?) These are very similar to what I saw before, and show how I got my basis for the drawing I did. "Триод цветен и постен, миней, слова", p.8, St. St. Cyril and Methodius National Library. Usage: Creative Commons. Medieval Manuscript, Hands, Drawing, Projects, Log Projects, Blue Prints, Sketches, Draw

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Parchment example 06 - the "rib marks" (?) These are very similar to what I saw before, and show how I got my basis for the drawing I did. "Триод цветен и постен, миней, слова", p.8, St. St. Cyril and Methodius National Library. Usage: Creative Commons.