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Re: Reed pens

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Thu, 19 Feb 1998 22:01:26 -0500 (EST)

Last semester in my drawing class we used reeds made out of
bamboo. They worked really well. Our teacher carved them out for us to
use. We would have to be careful, though not to dip the pens into the ink
to far because the bamboo would really suck up the ink. However, they
were alot of fun to work with!

Kelly Vincent

On Thu, 19 Feb 1998, One of the Colmans wrote:

> Does anyone have any experience with making drawing pens out of reed? I
> would love for my students to do some landscape drawing using dip type pens
> that they could make themselves. Is there a special kind of reed that works
> best? Is is easy to find in the New England area or can it be ordered from
> somewhere? Thanks to anyone who is able to shed some light on this for me!
> Marian