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#1 fiberdrunk

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 05:14

I found this YouTube video. This is similar to my pokeberry ink recipe.



eta: They also have a non-intimidating quill-cutting video that uses scissors rather than a quill knife. Easy enough for kids to do, though they do skip curing the quills first and I doubt the shaping of the nib is terribly precise.


Edited by fiberdrunk, 12 April 2012 - 05:24.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 16:42

OK, what's the primary source for the recipe? I haven't seen Blueberries or Blackberries in 16th century cookbooks. I have seen Raspberries. Whould it have hurt them to try some period style materials for the demonstration?

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 16:55

I am going to do this with my 4-5 yr. olds in my Pre-K class--can't wait.
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 19:15

OK, what's the primary source for the recipe? I haven't seen Blueberries or Blackberries in 16th century cookbooks. I have seen Raspberries. Whould it have hurt them to try some period style materials for the demonstration?


I've seen a similar recipe in an American pioneer cookbook. Like she explained in the video, they went with blackberries for their ease of use with children. I use a very similar recipe for pokeberry ink, but the same pioneer recipe said any berry could be used.
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