In an attempt to become a more well rounded artisan within the Society for Creative Anachronism, I'm going to start keeping a log of my research practices. It is my intent that as I conduct research and experimentation to get my work a little more closely accurate to period, others might benefit from the footwork and notations that I make.
For many years, I've studied the research of others - it's my turn to try and contribute to the artisan communities.
General Reference Points
Period Leather Dyes
- Formula for blue using elderberries
- Formula for red using crab shells and madder
- Formula for vinegaroon/vinegar black
Leather Hardening Techniques
Constructive feedback is both welcome and appreciated, please let me know if I missed some pertinent information or if there's somewhere I can improve.
As always, thanks for reading!