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A lovely New Year’s Resolution for creative brides-to-be!

What a whirlwind last year was! I hope 2017 has been as wonderful for you as it has for us here at the English Wedding Blog HQ. Time to start afresh, relax and rewind, and make some lovely plans for the year ahead. If you’re thinking ahead to your 2018 wedding (eeekkk!!) and looking for a project or a crafty little challenge for the year ahead, I might just have the perfect solution.

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We all LOVE a bit of wedding crafting. Over the last year or so DIY weddings have become so much more sophisticated – and one of my very favourite things is seeing couples learning from the experts. Courses on flower arranging, cake design and more have caught our attention – but my personal favourite will always be calligraphy. It’s such a lovely hobby – it will stay with you for life, and having the skills to write your own invitations, design your own stationery – and add that personal touch to everything.

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Elegant modern calligraphy kits for beginners

Learning calligraphy at home is easy with this modern calligraphy starter kit. As soon as you open it, you’ll be able to dive straight in! Includes a gorgeous 36 page book full of advice, letters to copy and practice, alphabets and examples.

This kit gives you so much more than most: it includes a dip pen and ink, high quality nib, gridline paper sheets as well as the 36 page guide book. The lovely NEW gold foil printed presentation box means you can keep all of your calligraphy bits and pieces inside.

This kit is presented with the greatest attention to detail and will help you through your calligraphy adventures from day one and for weeks and months to come!

Buy it now for just £65 on or Not On The High Street

Calligraphy workshop gift vouchers for 2018

I will be hosting 6 modern calligraphy workshops at Manchester’s Craft & Design Centre in 2018.

Treat yourself or someone you know to a place – I can pop a (gorgeously foil printed) gift voucher in the post for you this week.

Dates are:

Saturday 24th February

Friday 6th April

Saturday 26th May

Friday 7th September

Saturday 20th October

Friday 7th December

All workshops begin at one o’clock and finish at half past three. Click the links above for more info or to book places, or see all workshops.

Workshop images by @selina_dooley

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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