A last minute Christmas gift for brides- and grooms-to-be!

Published by Claire Gould on

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Morning lovelies! A short and sweet blog feature today, as I put final touches to our Christmas blog features and whizz around in my calligraphy studio making little gift sets for my Not On The High Street customers! If you’re looking for an extra gift for someone with crafty talents, stationery lovers or anyone planning a DIY wedding, I have an idea to help you!

My modern calligraphy workshops in March and April are selling quickly! I’ve been sending out gift vouchers with all sorts of Christmassy tags and lettering – and I have a few left if you’d like one!

I’ll be teaching modern calligraphy at a brand new venue, and one which I know is a fond favourite in Manchester City centre. LEAF on Portland Street is an amazing space. As the name suggests, they specialise in tea and I’ve seen on their instagram that that tea comes with some pretty spectacular cakes which I can’t wait to try.

Our calligraphy workshop will be in a quiet room at LEAF where we can relax and chat over tea and cake as we learn the art of beautiful modern calligraphy. There’s something wonderfully therapeutic and calming about dippy ink pots and old school pens and nibs – and you’ll learn swirls and letters, alphabets and joining up – and by the end of the session you’ll have written your very own motivational calligraphy quote, which we’ll pop in a frame for you to take home!

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Elegant calligraphy – image credit Jessica Reeve

I’ll be doing lots of little calligraphy demonstrations for you to watch and follow, and I’ll help you learn with tips and tricks along the way. We can chat wedding stationery too: calligraphy is a wonderful way to create your own unique wedding motif or monogram to use across all of your stationery. You could even create fabulous signage and of course save a little money by writing your own place name cards, invitations and envelopes in beautiful hand lettering!

At the end of your modern calligraphy workshop you’ll have an opportunity to buy colourful inks, alternative nibs and fancy penholders to make your future calligraphy adventures even more exciting!

How to book

All bookings received by tonight (19th December) will receive a gift voucher pack which includes miscellaneous handwritten goodies from me! (Usually a gift envelope, merry Christmas tag and ‘a gift for you’ personalised card) Please book online at www.bymoonandtide.com

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 www.byMoonandTide.com. 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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