Sunday, March 05, 2017

Quill London | Modern Calligraphy Masterclass...

When I was 10, I was given a calligraphy set that I fell in love with the first time I used it. No matter what I was writing, I'd use my new set. I'd sit there for hours changing the nibs and coloured inks, writing random words over and over. So when calligraphy workshops started popping up in recent years, I was desperate to book onto one. This Friday, that all became a reality when after work I jumped on the Northern line to Angel and to one of Quill London's beginner classes. 

I was a bit nervous as I was going on my own but as it turned out, only two of the ladies in attendance knew each other! Quill London owner Lucy ran the workshop giving us beginners tips and tricks for getting to grips with modern calligraphy. We managed to pack a lot into the class, from how to set up our pens to mastering changing the pressure put on the nib, the two and a half hours flew by! As part of the cost of the class, we got to take home the pen, nib and ink along with some handy guide sheets to help us practice on our own. 

Apart from being super impatient and a bit of a perfectionist, I'm now obsessed with mastering this new skill. I've already spent a couple of hours this weekend practising those damn tricky y's! 


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