Make learning the art of modern calligraphy your new year’s resolution (and your new love!)

Settling down with a clear desk, a glass of wine and a proper, old-school calligraphy pen and pot of ink is what makes me happiest of all. Seeing the pen bend and flow with the writing on the page, watching simple words turn into something beautiful

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I’d love to invite you to try your hand at modern calligraphy with me. My workshops last year were amazing – I met some wonderful brides-to-be and wedding creatives, and I am very much looking forward to the modern calligraphy workshops we have planned for 2017. Would you like to come along?

You can book online at – choose the workshop date which suits you best, and bring a friend, or your mum or other half… the more the merrier! My workshops do sell out quickly, so don’t leave it too late!

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Click here to book!

Modern calligraphy workshop dates for 2017 are:

Friday 28th April
Friday 23rd June
Friday 25th August
Friday 6th October
Friday 24th November

All workshops run from 1pm until 3:30pm on a Friday afternoon and are held in Space2, the lovely little classroom space at the Manchester Craft & Design Centre.

Writing modern calligraphy is easier than you might think – and it’s perfect for making wedding invitations with a real personal touch. If you love crafting but hate glitter and glue, a little home-grown calligraphy could be the perfect thing for your wedding!

For more modern calligraphy inspiration and ideas please come and say hi on Instagram – I’m @bymoonandtide

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To book your workshop places, visit

PS (can you do a PS on a blog post?!)… 

* * Very special rates are available for photographers: if you’d like to come along and learn calligraphy, taking a few photos while you’re with us that we can use to advertise future workshops, get in touch! * *




Styling Louise Beukes calligraphy by Claire Gould (4)

Image credits:

Melissa Beattie Photography | Styled by Louise | Healey Barn | Forage and Blossom | Luella’s Boudoir | Megan Therese Couture | Kate Cullen | Dani MUA | Steph O’Neill | Master Cakesmith | B.Loved

Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in November 2009 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.



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