The summer has come, and it is time to take a break and go on holidays - so from July 13 to August 23, no orders will be sent out. If you place an order during this time, it will be sent off after the break.

From August 15 to August 19, I will be at the WorldCon in Dublin, with a stall in the dealer's hall. Do drop by if you're attending and say hello!

Have a wonderful summer and glorious holidays!

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Inky stuff.

I’m doing a little test run on the ink before making a larger batch – and since that involves interesting stuff, you might want to enjoy some pictures of it…

It all starts with the oak galls – in my case, imported ones (which was done in the medieval times as well).

These get crushed, and then they get to soak in water for a few days, with a gentle stir at least once every day.

The next step: Adding iron sulphate – that’s the lovely green stuff…

…which instantly turns the brownish liquid black.

And now the whole thing needs to mature again for a few days…

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