Parchment Day is the Last Wednesday in June and a day set aside to celebrate all things parchment! This versatile material can be used for writing, drawing, or even printing. Parchment can also be used to make drumheads and lampshades.
What is Parchment and how is it made?
Parchment is a material made from animal skin that is stretched and dried. It is often used for writing or drawing on. Parchment was first used in ancient Greece and Rome. It was very popular during the Middle Ages because it was a durable material that could be reused.
Parchment is made from the skin of cows, sheep, goats, or calves. The skin is first soaked in water and then stretched out on a frame. Once it is dry, it is treated with lime to make it flexible. After that, it is coated with chalk or gesso to make it smooth.
How to Celebrate Parchment Day
Go to your local craft store get some parchment and be creative with it. Find ideas and parchment made products online and celebrate Parchment Day!