Modern calligraphy workshops – summer 2019 dates & photographer discount!

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Hey beautiful! I have real life news today… I’m really excited to be hosting a series of modern calligraphy workshops this summer – it’s going to be a whole whirlwind of fun and I’d LOVE for you to come and join me for an afternoon or full day of playing with pens and learning gorgeous contemporary scripts to style your wedding!

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Learn calligraphy – join my calligraphy class in Manchester / Cumbria / Cheshire

Modern hand lettering is one of the loveliest DIY projects you can do for your wedding – and it’s a skill you’ll never lose! I’ll teach you quirky styles in a one-day workshop and you get to take your dip pen and nib (and some goodies) home with you too!

Places are still available for the following dates. For workshops marked ** I’m offering a 50% discount to wedding photographers in return for images I can use to promote future calligraphy workshops. Email me if you’re interested! I’m ?

June 15th – The Little Paper Shop, Nantwich

I’ll be running two sessions at the wonderful Little Paper Shop: from 10am until 12 it’s an introduction to modern calligraphy. Then from 1pm – 3:30 it’s brush lettering for beginners. You’re welcome to come to both! Click the links for info & tickets.

June 21st – Manchester Craft & Design Centre**

This one’s a brush lettering session. There are limited tickets available – we’ll play with colours and beautiful alphabets and more – it’s lots of fun and a very creative workshop experience! Info & tickets here.

July 5th – Manchester Craft & Design Centre**

Come and learn Absolute Beginners Modern Calligraphy with me for an afternoon in the heart of the city! More info & tickets

August 6th – Swallows & Artisans, Coniston

Two sessions: Beginners modern calligraphy in the morning followed by Brush pen lettering for beginners in the afternoon. Endless coffee and delicious cakes and cookies included! Join us for both! Info & tickets

August 17th – Ziferblat, Manchester**

Intermediate modern calligraphy – for those with a little experience looking for help, progression and fun projects! Info & tickets

September 7th – The Little Paper Shop, Nantwich

Another full day of creative modern calligraphy workshops in this delightful creative venue – all workshop info here

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You’ll learn:

How to hold, wiggle and write with a traditional dip pen
The basics of modern calligraphy lettering
It’s a hands-on day so I’ll be demonstrating and you’ll be writing and throwing shapes with your new pen from the beginning: no boring lectures!

I’ll provide:

Calligraphy pens, paper, inks
Practice sheets and examples
Inspiration and demonstrations

You’ll need:

Just your lovely self 🙂

You’ll take home:

Your pen and nib set, paper and practice sheets
Guidelines for practicing at home
The beautifully lettered goodies you’ve written on the day!

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Image credits:

Theresa Furey – for the photography and use of the images
Garden & Wild – for the beautiful flowers and foliage

Wedding Creations for the styling and props
The Vintage Hire Company for the glassware and props
Table To Dine For for the linens
Calligraphy for Weddings (Me!) for the stationery
Vanilla Pod Bakery for the wedding cake

See my modern calligraphy / wedding calligraphy website at



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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