Making Ink and Writing with Quills

Tuesday March 14, 2017: Though I knew that the act of writing wasn’t as easy in Wordsworth’s time as it now, that fact definitely became even clearer as we attempted to write with the quills, learned the recipe for ink, and made our own paper. We talked about the implications this had on William’s writing….

Making Paper

Tuesday March 14, 2017: On Tuesday morning, we learned the process of making paper during Wordsworth’s time–pretty time-consuming and complicated! We had to Scoop bits of cotton from a water bin onto a flat, rectangular screen Choose flowers/grass/other odd little things to stick onto the screen, to be pressed into the paper Press the screen in…