Good morning lovely blog readers, how are you today? I hope you’re really well and having a great time planning your weddings. Are you collecting and making things for your big day? Because I might be able to help with that…
You’ll have heard me wittering on about calligraphy before: hand lettering is my passion and there’s nothing better than writing a beautiful-looking name or quote in calligraphy. My daily life involves a lot of meticulous and creative writing, and I’m so lucky to do what I do for a living! I’d love for everyone to try calligraphy… especially YOU!
The quirky calligraphy starter kit
I made up this starter kit for quirky calligraphy because I know so many brides and grooms who don’t like their handwriting, but adore contemporary calligraphy. If you look for a beginner’s calligraphy kit on Amazon or other generic store you’ll find kits with chunky nibs, horribly old fashioned examples and boring instructions. I wanted to make something for the lovely people I get to know through the English Wedding Blog, something more modern and creative to help you enjoy your first experiments in calligraphy – and here it is!
Get your quirky calligraphy starter kit for FREE!
The first person to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org will be sent a free quirky calligraphy starter kit within 7 days. Just put ‘Quirky calligraphy starter kit’ as the subject line for your email, and include your name and postal address!*
*I can only post the free kit within the UK I’m afraid
What’s inside the quirky calligraphy starter kit?
The pointed pen and quirky templates included in this set will get you started and let you experiment with quirky lettering – the kind you see on modern wedding invites.
Your quirky calligraphy starter kit is presented in a cute box with handwritten calligraphy on the lid. Inside, the guide sheets are printed and rolled around your pen, brush and paint tube. These are tied with a colourful ribbon (styles may vary). The starter kit is ideal for brides and craft enthusiasts who are curious about calligraphy and looking to achieve a modern style. Information is provided to help you move on to learning more formal alphabets, along with recommendations for where to buy paper, nibs and other calligraphy supplies.
Traditional kits have chunky nibs and old fashioned templates, and here in the UK it’s not easy to find a starter kit for contemporary calligraphy styles. Included in this kit are the following:
- Oblique calligraphy penholder
- Pointed calligraphy nib (Gillot 404)
- Paintbrush for ‘loading’ your nib with ink
- Gouache paint to mix with water to make ink
- Instructions for getting started
- Alphabet templates in a quirky script
- Sample texts to copy (including ‘I love you’ and ‘thank you’)
- Tracing paper sheet
- Writing tips and where to find lessons online
- Calligraphy supplier information
The quirky calligraphy starter kit is for sale in my Etsy shop at www.etsy.com/shop/calligraphystore