Making Medieval Manuscripts | Crafty Adults

Live Webinar
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Come learn a new craft at Crafty Adults!

We are bringing the Rare Book and Manuscript Library back for a virtual crafty event! Interested in learning about medieval manuscripts? In this class, we'll go over what a medieval manuscript is and how they are created. This includes talking about making parchment, ink, and quills, as well as a calligraphy lesson. Crafters of all skill levels are welcome!

About the Presenters:   We are partnering with the U of I  Rare Book & Manuscript Library  and Ricker Library of Architecture for this event. Instruction provided by Ruthann Mowry, Siobhan McKissic and Carrie Lingscheit. The Rare Book & Manuscript Library (RBML) of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is one of the largest publicly accessible special collections repositories in the United States. The collections—nearly 500,000 volumes and just over two linear miles of manuscript material—encompass the broad areas of literature, history, art, theology, philosophy, technology, and the natural sciences. Watch our previous partnerships with RBML,   The History of Witchcraft and Scrap, Excerpt, List: Making Indigenous Archives  on the library's YouTube channel. The Ricker Library of Architecture and Art at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign started with Nathan Clifford Ricker (1843-1924), whose vision set the direction for how architecture is taught at Illinois. Today, our collections span art, design, and architecture of all time periods and geographic locations. Other strengths include exhibition catalogs, catalogues raisonnés, and information on currently practicing architects.


These workshops are very popular and "sell out" quickly. Here are the details:

    • Registration opens  October 1 at 9:00 am. Registration is required.
    • Craft kits are available starting October 1 at 9:00am and are first come, first served.

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