learn calligraphy 2018 uk classes at Manchester Craft and Design Centre. Photo credit Teresa Furey (2)
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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 CalligrapherClaire@gmail.com ?

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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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Hey lovelies! I can’t believe it’s August already, can you?! I’m excited – it means we’re only 18 days away from Calligraphy Summer School in Manchester and I cannot wait!!

Tickets for this calligraphy workshop are only £35. It’s for absolute beginners, even if you’ve never held a calligraphy pen before. Book a ticket, bring a friend and try your hand at my favourite craft – I’ll show you how and we’ll have you writing beautiful letters in no time!

Calligraphy Summer School is on the afternoon of 18th August at Ziferblat Edge St in Manchester. You can find out more and buy tickets here

There’ll be a chance to buy calligraphy pens, nibs, workbooks, inks and more at the end of the class, so bring along a few spendybuttons (my pop-up shop is cash only)

I’ve also set up a Facebook group for the event, which you’re welcome to join here: www.facebook.com/events/1012988512198724

See you there?! Claire xx

calligraphy classes for beginners from Claire Gould at By Moon and Tide, photo credit Zehra Jagani (1)

My pop-up shop and calligraphy books

calligraphy classes for beginners from Claire Gould at By Moon and Tide, photo credit Zehra Jagani (5)

My face!!! Argh! hehe

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For any of you lovely people with a creative flair and a crafty inclination, I have news! I’ve announced a brand new calligraphy class – short & sweet, affordable and for absolute beginners – in Manchester this summer.

We’re calling it Calligraphy Summer School

calligraphy classes for beginners from Claire Gould at By Moon and Tide, photo credit Zehra Jagani (2)

Tickets – www.bymoonandtide.com/listing/619076399

If you want to learn modern calligraphy for your wedding, come and join me for a fun and relaxed class at the fabulous Ziferblat Edge St, in the heart of the northern quarter, for 90 minutes of learning to write beautiful quirky lettering.

Designing, writing and addressing wedding invitations is what I do when I’m not being a wedding blogger. I have a beautiful poem to write today, actually – you can see what I do in my life as a calligrapher on my other instagram @bymoonandtide if you like.

calligraphy classes for beginners from Claire Gould at By Moon and Tide, photo credit Zehra Jagani (3)

I also teach modern calligraphy, and I like to think I make it fun and relaxed, so you can go on and write confidently and beautifully when it comes to your wedding invitations, place names, even your table plan and venue signage. (At home, I even write on my windows, mirror and cupboard doors. It gets kind of addictive!)

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Hello there beautiful! I hope you’re having a wonderful week. I’d like to make it just that little bit more lovely by offering you an exclusive saving on my next modern calligraphy workshop, which will be happening in Manchester on Saturday the 26th of May.

learn calligraphy 2018 uk classes at Manchester Craft and Design Centre. Photo credit Teresa Furey (2)

If you’re going to make your own invitations, place cards and table stationery for your wedding, attending a calligraphy workshop will be a massive help to you. You’ll learn how to make beautiful letter shapes, which will add so much personality to your wedding stationery. I’ve taught plenty of brides-to-be along with their mums, best friends and sisters… and the classes are a lovely way to spend a little relaxing time together too!

Workshops are usually £65 per person – this includes your own personalised calligraphy starter kit with pen & nib, ink and alphabet samplers.

Exclusively to English Wedding Blog readers, we’re offering a discount of £10 per person when you book 2 places together. 

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Will you be making your own wedding invitations, or buying them? Handcrafted can be a great cost-saving option if you can invest time into designing something beautiful! Making wedding stationery is also a lot of fun if you’re a crafty person, and learning how to write beautiful modern calligraphy 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, supplier list below

I’m holding six modern calligraphy workshops in 2018 in Manchester’s uber cool Northern Quarter. There are still places available for five of the dates from April onwards and I’d love to invite you along. They’re on Friday and Saturday afternoons, starting at one o’clock and finishing around half past three. The price is £65 and every attendee gets to keep their calligraphy ‘kit’ to take home and play with.

I teach all the basics you’ll need for writing calligraphy for your wedding: how to form letters and words with a looping, flowing script full of the thick and thin contrasts which really make modern lettering beautiful. With a little practice at home you’ll be able to write your invitations, place names, escort cards, menus, table plan and any paper signage for your day.

Learn calligraphy in Manchester - workshops throughout the year with By Moon & Tide Calligraphy - image credit Inbetween Days Photography (10)
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This time next week I’ll be on my way to sunny Manchester, pens and inks in my little bag, ready to meet lovely creative folks and teach them the basics of modern calligraphy. It’s one of my favourite things, and I’m excited already (I’ve started packing. A week early. I know!!) February’s calligraphy workshop sold out super quick, so I wanted to let you know the details for April as soon as I could!

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

Spring is the busiest time for my calligraphy classes – brides and grooms (and bridesmaids… and mums) choose this time of year to start practising their writing in readiness for designing wedding invitations to send before the summer kicks in. Handcrafted is still a great cost-saving option for crafty brides, and calligraphy is so on trend for 2018! Also, learning how to write beautiful modern calligraphy is a skill you’ll keep and use for life…

Learn calligraphy in Manchester - workshops throughout the year with By Moon & Tide Calligraphy - image credit Inbetween Days Photography (4)

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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.

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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!)

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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!)

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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!

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I’m a writer. I write for the English Wedding Blog, and when I’m not here I’m sat with a dip pen and a pot of ink, in a flurry of paper chaos, writing modern calligraphy. I love to create something beautiful, unique and enchanting. I also love to see people learn to write modern calligraphy – the joy of learning is so special to see.

Over the past few years I’ve taught dozens of brides-to-be, craft lovers, designers and wedding pros to write in beautiful modern calligraphy. I teach my workshops in Manchester, and I’m often asked if I hold workshops in London, Birmingham, Glasgow and more…

Sometime before Christmas, I’ll start teaching modern calligraphy worldwide

I’m launching an online calligraphy workshop: a set of video tutorials and accompanying worksheets which give you all the information you’ll need to learn modern lettering in the comfort of your own home.

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Good morning lovelies! How fast this year has flown by… as Christmas approaches I’m grateful so many of you are buying my calligraphy starter kit – and I’m excited to say the very last modern calligraphy workshop of this year is happening in just a fortnight’s time. There are a couple of spaces left (3, I think!) and I’d love to have you come and join us! Here’s a little taster…

The photofilm is by lovely Paul from pkprophoto.uk who joined me for a workshop earlier this year. 

Click here to book your places!

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If you’re interested in learning a little lettering and calligraphy for your wedding day, join me in Manchester on the 18th of November, or book early for one of next year’s workshops!

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