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Does anyone do calligraphy?

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VerucaInTheNutRoom Mon 12-Jan-15 20:04:41

I fancy giving it a try. Unfortunately I can't sign up for an evening class due to DH's long working hours so can anyone recommend any online (free) resources? What brands are best for basic equipment? Thanks.

AmeliaPeabody Tue 13-Jan-15 13:11:33

I use Sheaffer pens, as regards main equipment.

I'm not sure about online resources. I learnt calligraphy, several styles, as a child, self taught from books, copying into grids, and much repetition.

SoupDragon Tue 13-Jan-15 17:00:47

I did it for about 7 years using "proper" dip pens which are fairly cheap.

VerucaInTheNutRoom Tue 13-Jan-15 18:20:54

Hi, thanks for your responses. I think I'd like to try the dip pens. Will see if I can get something decent but cheap from Amazon.

AmeliaPeabody Tue 13-Jan-15 19:41:07

I use a dip pen occasionally, they do give nice results once you master how to use them. I would recommend a fountain pen for a complete beginner, however.

SoupDragon Tue 13-Jan-15 21:44:17

I learnt with a dip pen so have never had a problem with them.

Terramirabilis Tue 13-Jan-15 21:47:11

Bumping as I'm interested in this too.

WerewolfBarMitzvah Tue 13-Jan-15 22:41:22

I've bookmarked this, with a view to learning calligraphy when I have the time

VerucaInTheNutRoom Wed 14-Jan-15 09:46:04

That website looks good. I'm going to throw caution to the wind and get a dip pen!

Terramirabilis Wed 14-Jan-15 17:47:42

I may join you. I am looking for a hobby that's not too expensive that I can do at home as we now have a baby so getting out to a class would be a pain.

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