The biggest trends in wedding calligraphy for 2024!

Collaboration is a big trend in wedding calligraphy this summer – and it’s all about collaborations with YOU! Couples are looking for luxe wedding place cards to customise with wax seals, dried flowers, stamps and tassels. So here’s the deal: I’ll write the calligraphy, so you can get your creative on! Luxe doesn’t have to …

Wedding vow booklets and a beautiful collaboration

I was over the moon to be asked to create wedding vow booklets for this gorgeous photoshoot in the Lake District. There’s something so warm and enchanting about the images – it’s absolutely dreamy and I have to admit I can’t stop looking at them! Amazing Lakes wedding photographer Tiree Dawson brought together a group …

Sending wedding place names on journeys around the world!

Etsy is as mad as it is wonderful. This week’s calligraphy orders have included 150 wedding place cards to Arizona, US. Another order was for nine calligraphy place cards to Australia. They lead exciting lives, do my little place cards! Is 10,557 miles to Australia an excuse to plant a tree? I googled how far …

Acanthus leaves for a calligraphy border

Acanthus leaves can be challenging to illustrate on a calligraphy commission, but they’re so beautiful and they really add to a piece! I’ve been emailing about these today, in discussions about a poem in calligraphy to celebrate someone’s life. I wanted to show how fabulous a more detailed acanthus leaf can look on a navy …

Traditional family tree examples in calligraphy

These are some examples of the calligraphy family trees I’ve written for customers. With every traditional family tree I offer options for different colour leaves – green and autumnal colours are most popular. Every tree is entirely hand written with calligraphy tools: a dip pen and ink, with a variety of nibs used for the …

Plant-based, not perfect – my calligraphy life!

It’s really interesting to be a creative person with a small business, especially when it comes to your ‘brand’. I mean, right now my ‘brand’ is layers of thermals, purple hair and papery chaos. That’s on the surface, at least! I think what I’m trying to say is that I am my calligraphy business, and …

Family tree print against a bright wall backdrop with flowers

Sustainable Mother’s Day gift ideas

I really like writing little gift guides, and I haven’t done one since Christmas so I thought I’d find some lovely sustainable Mother’s Day ideas to share here! It’s really important to me to find ethical gifts. I try to shop plastic-free, and support local small businesses or ethical marketplaces wherever I possibly can. In …