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[BKARTS] Parchment/Vellum Supplier



For anyone in Britain, I found a new supplier for both parchment and
vellum in Lairg, Scotland produced locally). They will also export, at
prices much less than Talas for full skins - about $70 for both, plus
shipping, which is a bargain to me.

From their site:

Parchment is made from whole full-size sheepskins which are "hide
shaped" and can, of course, be cut into squares or oblongs as the
customer wishes. They average 3 feet long by 2 feet 6 inches wide,
yielding 4 to 5 square feet with some edges left over.

Vellum is made from young lambskins and is finer, thinner and slightly
smaller than a parchment hide.

"Made from the skins of Highland full-grown wether lambs, following a
recipe hundreds of years old. Measurements are within these
parameters: 36 inches long x 30 inches at the widest point."

http://web.ukonline.co.uk/khamblet/

~Kim
Northern Arizona

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