Calligraphy workshops in Manchester: see our new film from the classroom!

Friday the 15th of January was our first calligraphy workshop at Manchester Craft & Design Centre. 13 lovely students came along, and we learned – as we always do – how to get to grips with a dip pen and pointed nib, working our way through some simple exercises and learning a basic calligraphy alphabet. For the first time ever, the day was captured on film by lovely Paul Kyte Wedding Photography for the pkprophoto.uk blog.

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

It was a great day – I remember lots of giggles and as everyone mastered their pens it was just fantastic to see all of your different lettering styles emerge.

Huge thanks to everyone who came along: Fiona (thanks for the interview!), Kay, Emma and Jessie; Sue and Emma, Amy and Kerry, Vanessa and Gemma, Louise and Nicki – you were fabulous. Oh, and you’re film stars!

I can thoroughly recommend Paul Kyte to any wedding business owners who are looking to collaborate on a ‘how to’ style film to use online; and especially to brides and grooms looking for really good photography and an unobtrusive, super friendly photographer with something different to offer! Check out the pkprophoto.uk blog for more info.

I’d like to credit those of my fellow film stars whose websites I know:

Claire

New! From £1.60 each: place names in calligraphy

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Much of my work in 2015 was creating bespoke lettering sample for photographers and wedding stylists. I love designing for a new brief, and knowing my calligraphy will be heading out for an adventure – and today was my first piece of calligraphy to head off to a photoshoot. These place names are of course available to buy for weddings too: and the matching accessories for couples who like to do things differently can be purchased as bespoke items.

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Luxe hand written calligraphy place cards in red ink on a super soft watercolour card. These place names are strokeable… their super soft finish is pure luxury. Choose these little cards for an informal celebration in an intimate or rustic wedding venue.

 

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Every card is handwritten for you in modern calligraphy lettering, with a traditional metal dip pen and red calligraphy ink. Cards are hand torn, English milled paper with depth and a smooth texture – the essence of quality.

Ordering is really simple: buy the listing, and send your list of names in the ‘notes to seller’ when you place your order. Your cards will be written and despatched within 14 days.

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I also write calligraphy love letters, perfect for Valentine’s Day. They’re priced from £30 for up to 60 words and are a lovely gift which your other half will treasure forever. Email to check my availability, and include your wording for a price. hello@Calligraphy-for-Weddings.com

New calligraphy workshops in Manchester: 26th February 2016

FOR LATEST WORKSHOP DATES SEE Manchester Calligraphy Workshops

I’m thrilled to be able to announce another calligraphy workshop in Manchester on the 26th of February and I’d love you to come!

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Workshops in 2015 were fantastic: everyone got to grips with their calligraphy pens quickly and there were some amazing scripts taking shape… we even played with flourishing and different lettering styles, which was so much fun to teach! There’ll be more of the same in 2016, and this is your chance to come and see what it’s all about!

To book, visit Etsy.com/shop/calligraphystore or email me: hello@Calligraphy-for-Weddings.com

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The February workshop will be for absolute beginners once again. It’s going to be lots of fun and I’d LOVE for you to come and join me for a day playing with pens and learning gorgeous contemporary scripts. We’ll be at the Manchester Craft & Design Centre in the Northern Quarter from 11am until 3pm and there are 14 spaces available – booking starts today!

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You’ll learn:

How to hold, wiggle and write with a traditional dip pen
The basics of contemporary lettering
It’s a hands-on day so I’ll be demonstrating a little, but most of the time you’ll be writing and I’ll be giving pointers and helping you

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I’ll provide:

Calligraphy pens, paper, inks
Practice sheets and examples

You’ll need:

Just your lovely self
Lunch won’t be provided, but there’s a fabulous cafe on site – full details will be provided on booking.

You’ll take home:

Your pen and nib set, paper and practice sheets
Guidelines for practicing at home
The beautifully lettered goodies you’ve written on the day!

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The price is £59 payable on booking. To book either visit my Etsy shop Etsy.com/shop/calligraphystore or email me: hello@Calligraphy-for-Weddings.com. I can accept payments by bank transfer or PayPal, whichever is easiest for you.

The class will begin at 11am and finish at 3pm. The location is very easily accessible in Manchester’s Northern Quarter – details and directions will be provided on booking.

There is space for 14 students so please book early!

I’ll be teaching the class myself and will be there all day to help you learn your calligraphy skills 🙂

Book your place today! click here to reserve your place

 

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Book your place today! click here to reserve your place