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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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)

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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.

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

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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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I love the brides-to-be who come to my calligraphy workshops… you’ve all been brilliant, talented and so keen to learn – and it inspires me to hear about the projects you have planned for your calligraphy: invitations and envelopes is only the beginning.

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In September I met Emily, Prabina, Amy and Helen – along with other superstar students! – who had some exciting plans for wedding chalkboard signs, mirror writing and wedding certificates – and I loved helping them get started with modern calligraphy. In just a few weeks’ time I will be hosting another calligraphy workshop in Manchester and I hope to see some of you there!

We’ll be meeting on Saturday the 17th of October to learn calligraphy from scratch – and we’ll have a fun day getting to grips with the kind of calligraphy you see on all the best wedding blogs.

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Time flies. I can’t believe it’s 6 weeks since my first calligraphy workshop – and only 4 weeks until the next! If you’d like to come along for the day on Friday the 21st of August or Saturday 26th September please get in touch, as there are a few places left if you’re quick!

Learn calligraphy – join my calligraphy workshops in Manchester

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I’ll be teaching the workshops myself and will be there all day to help you learn your calligraphy skills :)

Manchester modern calligraphy workshops

  • Friday 21st August 2015 or Saturday 26th September 2015
  • 11am – 3pm
  • £59 payable on booking
  • All equipment provided
  • Email hello@Calligraphy-for-Weddings.com

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Only £59, payable when you book by emailing me:

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Good morning lovely blog readers, how are you today? I hope you’re really well and having a great time planning your weddings. Are you collecting and making things for your big day? Because I might be able to help with that…

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You’ll have heard me wittering on about calligraphy before: hand lettering is my passion and there’s nothing better than writing a beautiful-looking name or quote in calligraphy. My daily life involves a lot of meticulous and creative writing, and I’m so lucky to do what I do for a living! I’d love for everyone to try calligraphy… especially YOU!

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The quirky calligraphy starter kit

I made up this starter kit for quirky calligraphy because I know so many brides and grooms who don’t like their handwriting, but adore contemporary calligraphy. If you look for a beginner’s calligraphy kit on Amazon or other generic store you’ll find kits with chunky nibs, horribly old fashioned examples and boring instructions. I wanted to make something for the lovely people I get to know through the English Wedding Blog, something more modern and creative to help you enjoy your first experiments in calligraphy – and here it is!