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Sunsikell

Blue ink extracted from iris petals and stored in ‘clothlet’ form, a method used in medieval times to transport ink by soaking clothes in ink and drying them.

Blue ink extracted from iris petals and stored in ‘clothlet’ form, a method used in medieval times to transport ink by soaking clothes in ink and drying them.

SUNSIKELL

Named after an elusive medieval blue dye made from black “tournesol” (sunflower) seeds, Sunsikell is a blog that records “adventures in the quest for color.” The author, Louis L. Bispo, grows his own plants for natural dye-based lake pigments and inks, and forages for natural earths and minerals to make into natural pigments.He hopes some day to be able to produce most or all of his pigment materials himself.

Sunsikell is an impressive and unassuming compendium of wild pigment-related topics that are hard to find anywhere else online. Bispo’s detailed, well-photographed instructions for making lake pigments, iris inks, aqueous dispersions and more, plus timely pigment-related news updates are a real asset for the pigment-curious.

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