jeudi 25 septembre 2014

The treasure in the sack....

In amongst the recent attic clearance was a heavy filled hand-loomed linen sack with a drawstring. I couldn`t wait to get it back to look inside......

 I wasn`t disappointed.....

reams of hand made 18th century parchment paper.

Large pages of tactile creamy parchment. 

Were they bound for a bookmaker or a notaires clerk who would sit by candle light and scribe with his quill and pot of ink?

I am listing some of the reams tonight. Such a wonderful find and amazing old paper for any period projects.

Will you write by twinkling candlelight too?

A la prochaine mes belles

2 commentaires:

  1. they would be a wonderful gift to make just a few pages folded and stitched together, oh how lovely, there is no end to the possibility's.Ha even the bag is lovely win win I would say x
    Hugs Lynn xx