Festival of Creative Learning 2018!

We’ll be holding two workshops during the Festival of Creative Learning at the University of Edinburgh. Both workshops are free of charge and open to the public.

Where: 50 George Square, 2.54

When: February 21st, 10:00-13:00 & 13:30-16:00

The morning session will focus on dyeing, using woad and cochineal. We’ll have woad plants & cochineals for everyone to see & we’ll explain how they both yield colour before we use extracts of the dye to dye wool! Participants will also be allowed to bring one item that they’d like to dye with either colour. There are a limited number of spaces available for the morning session!

The afternoon session will be based around the process of decorating a manuscript! We’ll have a variety of inks, quills, and vellum for everyone to experiment with. This will be operated on a drop-in basis, but we ask that everyone registers their interest so that we know how many quills to sharpen & people to expect!

Booking information is available here:

To book the morning session: http://www.festivalofcreativelearning.ed.ac.uk/event/colouring-outside-lines-medieval-pigments-how-use-them

To book the afternoon session: http://www.festivalofcreativelearning.ed.ac.uk/event/colouring-outside-lines-medieval-pigments-how-use-them-0

Please note that the links above are only for University of Edinburgh staff and students. If you’re outside of the university and would like to participate, please send us an email (edinburghmedievalpigment@gmail.com) or a DM on Twitter (@MedievalPigment). Just include your name, affiliation (if applicable), and which session(s) you’d like to attend! We’ll add you to the list that way! If you have any other questions, please get in touch!

We will be live Tweeting the sessions on the day & will post a follow-up blog shortly after the event.

[More news about the garden & its progress will be posted soon!]

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