This project to 'bring home' the magnificent 13th century illuminated manuscript (that, at the time of his death in 1926, belonged to Reginald Arthur Tatton of Cuerden Hall) is approaching a resolution. . . . . . but it is spawning more ventures!
Friday 7 March 2014
The moles, and molecatchers, have been busy in Brindle. I understand parchment can be made out of all kinds of animal skin. So I skinned nine moles and soaked their skins in lime water. After removing their fur I stretched them on hoops made of willow.