As seen on BBC CountryFile: Small batch produced in Wales by artist ink-maker Catherine Lewis, using ancient methods and locally gathered materials, our ink is very special. It's made with only natural ingredients and a lot of love. The raw materials are processed cold and left to mature for at least 6 months to extract the colours; when ready it's processed, tested and the finished ink is then carefully bottled up by hand and packaged with a poem.
Each annual crop produces a limited supply and colours will vary.
Walnut ink is made with Sharpham Park Estate walnut hulls. It's a rich deep brown in its natural state and is also available treated with reclaimed iron from the Welsh valleys, to make a deeper black.
Walnut and Indigo is a deep blue black, made with Indian natural Indigo and Welsh walnut hulls.
Oak Gall ink is made with carefully hand collected UK oak galls and local iron. Welsh acorns and garden Rosemary is new for this autumn: a deep black plummy ink. The inks are made to ancient traditional recipes that have been used for centuries for official documents, as ink made from tannins and irons are known to last for hundreds of years - it is still used for the writing of acts of parliament today!
Read more about my ink work: www.catlewis.com/slow-writing/