Walnut Ink

Cailleach Dhe ingen Chiarain - Silver Wheel

Another beautiful collaboration with Lisa Cotton!  She’d posted on the EK Scribe site in a panic, looking for a scribe to do calligraphy.  Because I’ll also be going to the event it’s to be delivered to, I offered to help. The fact that the source was written in Textura Quadrata gave me confidence that I […]

First try at making walnut ink Part. 2

So I noticed that While I had soaked a bit of rusty iron in the ink, while cooking it down had started to make it darker, it would get even darker on the nib.  Mind you it wasn’t eating the nib any more than normal but I was getting black caking, which could be wiped […]

So this weekend I decided to try my hand at making walnut ink from some of the black walnuts that litter our block.  One of our neighbors has a tree or two that drops dozens of these things. I’ve read over several recipes and they all pretty much said the same thing.  The husks are most important.  […]