Talking about Broad Edged Nibs

Creating calligraphy can be done with a vast array of tools, from a quill cut carefully from a turkey feather to a broken stick found on the beach – it’s the care and skill in the lettering that makes it calligraphy, not the tool that was used. Many people coming to calligraphy will start with…

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What Can I Put In My Pen?

If you use a fountain pen, or a cartridge pen, then because of the delicate mechanisms it’s best to stick with the inks recommended for them (which certainly means staying well away from waterproof inks.) But …. If you use a broad edged pen (such as Mitchell, Brause, Speedball, Tape, Leonardt) or a pointed pen…

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Qualities of Paper

  Almost all our calligraphy is done on paper, so it’s a material we really care about. This article offers advice, but in the end it’s down to you because even the “best” papers don’t suit everyone. The best tip is to be observant and critical, and take notes.       Qualities of paper…

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Getting to Know Paper

  It’s likely that as a calligrapher you have an interest in (or even an obsession about!) paper. In the article of the qualities of paper it was suggested that you should be observant and critical, and learn which papers work well for you. This is time well spent, because your lettering will FEEL better…

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Kurecolor Manga Pens

Kurecolor Fine and Brush for Manga and brush lettering are versatile dual tipped premium marker; fine tip for details and a flexible brush for colouring Manga and brush lettering. These pens are alcohol-based dye, quick drying, Xylene free and permanent.   Kurecolor Manga Pens are available in 135 colours and blender.

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Conqueror Paper

  We use to stock Character paper, which was perfect for Copperplate and Spencerian.  However, the paper mill that produced this paper is no longer around. We have now replaced the Character paper with Conqueror High White Wove Paper.  This is a luxurious, superior quality 100gsm paper with a discrete watermark. The smooth surface of…

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Talens Extra Fine Quality Gouache

Talens Extra Fine Quality Gouache is a high-pigmented opaque water colour. After drying the paint layer has a matt appearance with very intense colours. Gouache Extra Fine is used by artists, calligraphers and illustrators.   Properties Gouache Extra Fine can be thinned with any amount of water; all colours can be mixed amongst each other.…

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Kolner Miniatum Yellow

Kolner Miniatum YellowAs well as the two types of Miniatum we already stock, there is a third type we have added. The Kolner Miniatum Yellow is exactly the same as the Kolner Miniatum – except it is yellow! Adding the yellow has made it easier to see the Miniatum on the white paper.

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