Get Creative With Calligraphy
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Believe it or not calligraphy used to be one of my favourite hobbies. When I was kid my mum and dad bought me a calligraphy set for Christmas, I set up camp in my bedroom and practiced for hours starting first with my name, then the names of my family and eventually I would even copy passages from books. Within a week or two I had used up all my ink and my mum and dad had to buy me more. My calligraphy pen even came with me to school and I remember teachers being so impressed with my handwriting skills.
Nowadays I am little out of touch; however I still notice some of my skills creeping in when I am writing, which isn’t so often now everything is done on computer. I miss it actually, calligraphy has so much elegance and class, and it’s about time I took it up again. Only last week I was doing what I do best; browsing Pinterest, when I came across some beautiful calligraphy wedding stationery and I just had to set up a Pinterest board for all this amazing inspiration. Any who the whole reason for telling you about my obsession with calligraphy is because we may have just found the perfect company to make all of ‘our’ and of course ‘your’ calligraphy DIY’s come true!
Curated by Claire Gould of Calligraphy-for-Weddings.com, the UK’s first quirky calligraphy starter kits have just gone on sale for absolute beginners! They are beautifully presented and come with all the equipment and instructions you’ll need to get started. So who better to introduce to the wonderful world of calligraphy but the founder herself, Claire over to you…
“The kits come in a basic or luxe package, prettily boxed and with everything included to learn all about creative lettering. Calligraphy in the modern styles we see on Etsy and all our fave wedding blogs is easier than you think – we promise! With a little practice and my guidance you’ll soon be writing in a charming and playful quirky style.
The kits are affordable, starting at just £26 for the basic starter kit and with the luxe personalised calligraphy starter kit selling for only £39. A book is available to accompany the kits, entitled ‘Teach Yourself Quirky Calligraphy in 12 Easy Steps’. Each kit includes alphabet templates and a quality notebook to practice your squiggles and letters. You’ll also get a traditional calligraphy pen, some nibs, inks and a lovely box to store everything in!
The calligraphy starter kits and ebook are all available from our Calligraphy Store on Etsy and the printed book “Teach yourself quirky calligraphy in 12 easy steps” is for sale on Magcloud, the digital version can be downloaded immediately – you’ll just have to wait a week or so for the printed version which ships from Europe.
As the first professional UK calligrapher to embrace the growing DIY and crafting trend, I want to help brides and crafters create their own quirky writing styles – Calligraphy is wonderfully addictive and I would love to see more people enjoying writing as much as I do! My calligraphy starter kits are the first step of an exciting new adventure for craft lovers. They’re also perfect for brides who’d like to get their fingers a little inky…
Here are some ideas for bridesmaids’ cards, tea party place settings, vintage key escort cards and handwritten wedding boxes you can make and write at home… So what will you use your kit for?
I am so excited to be getting into Calligraphy again, I really can’t wait to try out my kit! I will make sure I post lots of pictures on Instagram of my progress and then get ready for some Calligraphy DIY’s galore!!
Much Bespoke Love