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Hey lovelies! I have exciting news today – we’ve just announced another FOUR modern calligraphy workshops in lovely Nantwich. For those of you who don’t already know, I’m a calligrapher when I’m not writing the English Wedding Blog – and over the next few months I’m going to be a busy bee teaching some lovely festive classes!

In collaboration with The Little Paper Shop, we’ve just announced two new dates – 2nd November and 7th December.

Join me in their lovely workshop for beginners modern calligraphy and brush pen lettering in November, and then for a more festive class we’ll be back with another beginners calligraphy workshop and a full-on Christmas calligraphy workshop on December 7th.

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It’s going to be lovely, sparkly, creative and relaxing – the perfect crafty day for you and your mum or your bridesmaids – and after this you’ll have everything you need to get your wedding DIY on and write your own invitations, place names, signage and seating plans!

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Hey lovely blog readers! Didn’t the summer just fly by? I am happily settling into plans for autumn and looking forward to teaching FOUR modern calligraphy workshops in the coming months. Tickets are still available and I’d love to see you there!

Upcoming dates for my beginners calligraphy workshops are –

7th September – Nantwich, Cheshire
11th October – Manchester
27th November – Coniston, Cumbria
30th November – Manchester

If you fancy getting your craft on, come and join me! You’ll learn a wonderful skill (which you can use for your wedding!) and have a lovely relaxing day out. And every workshop is perfect for absolute beginners!

In each calligraphy class we’ll start with assembling a pen and spooning up ink. We’ll make flowy, swirly shapes and then letters and words. I’ll show you how, with demonstrations at every stage of the process. Best of all, you get to keep your modern calligraphy set at the end of the class! Included are your pen + nib, ink and worksheets.

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Hey lovelies! September is creeping up… and I’m excited because I’m teaching calligraphy back at my home from home in Manchester. Friday afternoon’s workshop is for absolute beginners, and we’ll be using a combination of cheat sheets and alphabets to copy. It’s going to be magic!

We have a handful of places left, and they’re now available at a reduced price in my Etsy shop. Click this link to book your places – they’re going fast so don’t miss out!

Tickets are now reduced from £65 to £52 – this includes your very own modern calligraphy kit to take home!

 

Beginners modern calligraphy workshop

Friday 7th September at 1 o’clock
At Manchester Craft & Design Centre
Just 10 – 15 minutes’ walk from Piccadilly and Victoria stations
Now only £52
Tickets here – quote SUNFLOWERS to save your 20%

Find the calligraphy workshop official Event on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/events/478406522569834/

25% Saving for wedding photographers!

I love to style these calligraphy workshops as best I can with flowers and of course the beautiful handwritten calligraphy kits, which are personalised for every student.

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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

Styling Louise Beukes calligraphy by Claire Gould (3)
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 www.byMoonandTide.com – 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!

Styling Louise Beukes calligraphy by Claire Gould (1)

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

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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

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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
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Hey everyone! I’m so excited about Christmas and desperate to hit the shops (internet… Etsy 🙂 ) this weekend – I hope you’re all ready for Christmas but just in case you need a little extra something, I have an idea I hope you’ll love!

Yesterday I got to write my first gift voucher for January’s calligraphy workshops, and I’d LOVE to write some more! So many of my students who come to the workshops have been  planning their weddings, I thought this would be a great idea to share on the English Wedding Blog. Maybe it’s right up your street… maybe you have a bridesmaid who has super crafty fingers and would love to learn modern calligraphy.

Why not book a couple of places in my next workshop on January 15th, and give your friend hers as a Christmas prezzie with one of my lovely vouchers?



The workshop runs from 11am until 3pm and costs £59 per person. You can book your place in my Etsy shop – there are more details here as well.

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This year has been brilliant – I haven’t hidden behind my computer screen but I’ve been out and about meeting lots of you lovely people at my calligraphy workshops in Manchester over the summer. I’ve loved every workshop, and teaching modern lettering has been amazing!

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So I’m thrilled to say there are two more Manchester calligraphy workshops coming up. If you’re free I’d LOVE for you to come. Dates are:

Saturday 26th September 11am – 3pm

Saturday 17th October 11am – 3pm

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Calligraphy workshops are held in Manchester’s Northern Quarter and the price is £59 per workshop.

To book, email me (Claire): hello@Calligraphy-for-Weddings.com
Photos by Catharine Noble Photography, Manchester calligraphy workshops (19)

You’ll learn:

How to hold, wiggle and write with a traditional dip pen
The basics of contemporary lettering
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