FEATURED

Hello beautiful! I hope you’re having the loveliest week. I have a very special offer for you and your best girls to share today – come and learn beautiful lettering for your wedding, and save 10% when you book!

Learn calligraphy in Manchester - workshops throughout the year with By Moon & Tide Calligraphy - image credit Inbetween Days Photography (7)

Back in June, lovely Laura from Inbetween Days Photography came along to a calligraphy workshop in Manchester. She was a whizz with a calligraphy pen – like so many of you amazingly talented people from the internet, she was writing like a pro within 2 hours of picking up a funky pen for the very first time! She also takes the most amazing photos – you can discover her here:

www.inbetweendaysphotography.com
Instagram.com/inbetweendaysphotography
Facebook.com/inbetweendaysphotography
Twitter.com/laurawilz

Learn calligraphy in Manchester - workshops throughout the year with By Moon & Tide Calligraphy - image credit Inbetween Days Photography (10)Learn calligraphy in Manchester - workshops throughout the year with By Moon & Tide Calligraphy - image credit Inbetween Days Photography (11)

The workshop was one of my favourites. A lovely classroom space, a great group of girls all learning lettering pretty much from scratch, and the prettiest peonies gracing our tables from the lovely folks at Flourish.

FEATURED

Hello lovelies! I have a treat for you today – an EXCLUSIVE saving for English Wedding Blog readers for a modern calligraphy workshop in Manchester on the 23rd of June.

I host calligraphy workshops every few weeks – this summer’s dates will be June 23rd and 11th August. We spend 2 – 3 hours on a chilled out Friday afternoon learning to write beautiful letters together, and I honestly love teaching the classes so much!

The calligraphy workshop is small and friendly, with only around a dozen places in each class. Students are always a mix of brides-to-be and their friends or mums, creative wedding industry folks, graphic designers and crafty types. Whichever of these you are, you will LOVE learning modern calligraphy – anyone can do it! Manchester is wonderfully central with students coming by train from as far as Edinburgh and Birmingham, Wales and Newcastle for the day!

FEATURED

Have you thought about signage for your wedding day – those helpful little details showing your guests where everything is, when stuff will happen, even where they’re sitting? It’s often the little costs which add up on your day, and taking care of these yourselves can save money. Making them pretty is also a lot of fun if you’re a crafty person, and learning how to write beautiful modern lettering is a skill you’ll keep and use for life!

Beautiful modern calligraphy from By Moon and Tide, image credit Eva Tarnok Photography (3)

Images by Eva Tarnok Photography, taken from a shoot we’ll be featuring in a couple of weeks on the English Wedding Blog (supplier list below)

I’m holding two calligraphy workshops in May and June, both in Manchester’s uber cool Northern Quarter. There are still places available for both and I’d love to invite you along. They’re on Friday afternoons, starting at one o’clock and finishing around half past three. The price is £59 and every attendee gets to keep their calligraphy ‘kit’ to take home and play with.

FEATURED

This year has flown by – I’ve been burning the candle both ends and hopping around on a broken foot while I do it (I know – nightmare!). The new Directory and Shop on English Wedding are happily taking over my life and I can’t believe it’s going to be April in just a few weeks’ time! I’ll soon be taking to the road with my calligraphy workshops and I’m thrilled to say we’ve added a new date to our diaries. Would you like to join me on the 19th of May? It would be lovely to meet some of you… and of course there’s a discount for any pro photographers who’d like to join us and take some pics we can use on the blog over the summer. (Message me!)

Learn modern calligraphy in Manchester with Claire Gould 2017 (2)

Book your calligraphy workshop places here!

I’ll be teaching at Manchester Craft & Design Centre from 1pm on Friday the 19th of May. The workshop is two and a half hours long, and in that time you’ll learn how to write a modern calligraphy script with a proper old school dip pen, nib and ink pot (all of which you can keep and take home in your calligraphy kit when we’re done!)

FEATURED

Hello beautiful! I hope you’re having the most wonderful week. I’ve been super busy with my calligraphy pens recently, dreaming up something which many of you have asked me about – and I’m thrilled to say my online calligraphy workshop is finally here!! Wherever you are in the country, you can now learn calligraphy for your wedding from the comfort of your own home 🙂

The workshop is based around 6 video tutorials of calligraphy demonstrations, tips and advice. Each video is around 5-10 minutes long.

Every week you’ll receive a new video, which comes with practice worksheets for you to print. In 3 weeks you’ll learn how to write a pretty modern alphabet – enough to design your own wedding invitations, address envelopes and write place name tags.

By the end of the 6 week workshop you will know how to write a beautiful modern calligraphy script with a traditional dip pen. You’ll be ready to develop your own lettering style, and you’ll be writing and framing your calligraphy quotes to hang on your walls!

FEATURED

I can’t believe how quickly September has flown by, can you?! I’m almost thinking about Christmas… and I’m definitely excited about next week’s modern calligraphy workshop!! I’ve been getting all of our lovely kits together for students (pens, ink & nib are all included in the course fee) and can’t wait for another brilliant day teaching lovely lettering!

Calligraphy Class Catharine Noble Photography Web Copies (48)

Book online – pop over to my Etsy shop!

Anyone can learn modern calligraphy – it’s all about practice, having the right kit and a little help at first to get started. But more than that – I like to show people how to really enjoy lettering. That’s what I do when I’m not writing the English Wedding Blog and I would LOVE for you to join me next Friday afternoon (7th of October) at the fabulous Manchester Craft & Design Centre.

Calligraphy Class Catharine Noble Photography Web Copies (43)

 

Calligraphy workshop discount offer – for a limited time only!

We have a handful of places left and I’d like to offer a 10% discount for anyone who’d like to come along with a friend, mum or partner! Just quote UNICORN when you book your places!

FEATURED

Hey there beautiful! I hope you’re having the loveliest week – and I may have just the thing to make your summer even MORE exciting! I’d love for you and a friend (or your mum! bring your mum!) to join me for my next modern calligraphy workshop in Manchester, and I’m offering you £20 off the ticket price if you book your places before the weekend is out.

modern calligraphy examples by claire gould

Summer school: a modern calligraphy workshop in Manchester

Date – 22nd July
Time – 1pm – 4pm
Location – Manchester MCDC
Price – £59 (but book 2 and save £20)

Calligraphy Class Catharine Noble Photography Web Copies (43)

The workshops are fun, and you’ll learn how to write modern calligraphy with a pointed nib and a brush pen – perfect for wedding stationery design and for writing your place names, if you’re of a crafty persuasion! Even better, the workshops are a lovely afternoon out, and we always have a laugh while we learn.

Calligraphy Class Catharine Noble Photography Web Copies (16)Calligraphy Class Catharine Noble Photography Web Copies (48)

To save £20 you’ll need to book both places together and quote the code ‘SUMMERSCHOOL’ when prompted for a coupon code.

FEATURED

It’s been too long – I’ve missed you lovely lot! But in only a fortnight we’re back out on the road for another modern calligraphy workshop in Manchester. I’m so excited, it’ll be a brilliant day and I’d LOVE to meet some of you there! Modern calligraphy workshops – information & online booking

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!

Back in February my lovely friend Paul from pkprophoto.uk joined us to film part of a workshop – I’m thrilled with this little film which shows just what happens in a modern calligraphy workshop – and I wanted to share it with you! If you’re interested in learning a little lettering and calligraphy for your wedding day, join me in Manchester on the 29th of April – it’ll be fun!

FEATURED

* * * FOR LATEST CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOPS PLEASE VISIT * * *
Modern calligraphy workshops – information & online booking

Time flies when you’re having fun… with some of the gorgeous weddings you’ve been sending in, and my calligraphy orders for summer dates rolling in already, March has been amazing. I can hardly believe it’s a matter of days until my next calligraphy workshop… and so I’d love to fill the last few places for the day. We’re learning brush lettering: the kind of writing you see everywhere, on the loveliest invites and signage and instagrams… and it’s so easy to start. Let me show you!

brush lettering uk classes for weddings (3)

The calligraphy workshop will start at 1 o’clock, and run for three hours. We’ll be in a lovely little classroom at The Manchester Craft & Design Centre, which is about 10 mins walk from Piccadilly station.

I’ll show you how to use a brush pen to create thick and thin strokes, and to swoop your pen confidently to make lovely looping letter forms. We’ll look at patterns and shapes and layouts and different brush pen alphabets which you can use to make gorgeous wedding stationery for your big day!

FEATURED

* * * FOR LATEST CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOPS PLEASE VISIT * * *
Modern calligraphy workshops – information & online booking

So on Friday I was back in Manchester for the first calligraphy workshop of the year, and my lovely friend Paul from pkprophoto.uk joined us and filmed a part of the day. I’m thrilled with this little film which shows just what happens on our workshops – and I wanted to share it with you! If you’re interested in learning a little lettering and calligraphy for your wedding day, join me  in Manchester at one of my spring classes: dates are below the film.

26th February: modern calligraphy – full details & online booking here
18th March: brush pen lettering – full details & online booking here
29th April: modern calligraphy – full details & online booking here
27th May: modern calligraphy – full details & online booking here

FEATURED

* * * FOR LATEST CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOPS PLEASE VISIT * * *
Modern calligraphy workshops – information & online booking

I wonder if any of you lovely ladies and gents might have ‘learn calligraphy’ down as a new year’s resolution? If you do – or if I’ve just inspired you to try it! – then I can help! I’ve been hosting modern calligraphy workshops in Manchester for a year now, and I’d love to invite you to the next one on Friday the 26th of February. This is the kind of writing I teach…

… and once you know your way around the pen and nib, it’s surprisingly easy to do! My calligraphy workshops are held in Manchester’s Northern Quarter and the price is £59 per workshop.

Click here to book your place now!

You’ll learn:

  • How to use a traditional calligraphy dip pen
  • The basics of contemporary lettering and flowing scripts and letter forms
  • It’s a hands-on day so I’ll be demonstrating a little, but most of the time you’ll be writing and I’ll be giving pointers and helping you
FEATURED

* * * FOR LATEST CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOPS PLEASE VISIT * * *
Modern calligraphy workshops – information & online booking

It’s very last minute I know, but I have two spaces left this Saturday at my calligraphy workshop – so if you’d like to come along please send me a quick email to hello@calligraphy-for-weddings.com. I’ll be spending today writing pretty quotes and signs for the workshop (some of which you’ll be able to take home with you) before I pack my suitcase once again for the weekend. It’s going to be brilliant – I can’t wait!

Calligraphy workshops manchester (2)

Image credit Jess Petrie Photography (see supplier list for links below)

The last calligraphy workshop of 2015 – book now!

I’ve also booked my last workshop for the year, which will be on the 4th of December. We’re going to be writing tags and labels there, as well as little festive quotes. I want to style the class as a winter wedding, as much as we can in our little classroom, so I’ve been playing with a winter weddings Pinterest board this morning. It’s so exciting! And you’re all invited.