NEW! Beginners to Winners modern calligraphy workshops!

I’m happy to announce a brand new modern calligraphy experience to take you from absolute beginner to star-in-the-making! In just one day!

If you’ve never tried modern calligraphy before, join us in the morning to learn how to use a dip pen and nib to make beautiful flowing letters. We’ll learn how to hold the pen, how to join letters and make a pretty bookmark with a motivational quote for you to take home.

You get to keep your calligraphy kit – a pen holder and nib and a set of worksheets covering all the basic modern calligraphy techniques.

To really get ahead of the game, stick around for the afternoon to learn some trade secrets and develop your style with flourishing techniques and colour calligraphy.

I’ll even show you how to write your initials in 22 carat gold.

This workshop is in two parts, which naturally flow into one another. However if you only wish to learn the basics you can book the morning session only.

If you’re already confident with pointed pen calligraphy and the modern lettering style (perhaps you’ve been to one of our modern calligraphy classes before) then you’re welcome to join us for the afternoon session only.

This calligraphy workshop will be at Swallows & Artisans in Coniston, Cumbria on the 21st of March. For details visit

BRIDES magazine feature | Spring 2019

“… this stunning shoot, styled by events planners For The Love Of Weddings, is a floral fairytale brought to life. Petals in a palette of soft peaches and pinks – offset by foliage and pops of purple – set the tone, complemented by tables adorned with yet more flowers, sumptuous silks and opulent gold touches. Add luxe bespoke stationery, a beautifully ethereal cake and an exquisite gown and you have the key to unlock the Secret Garden wedding of your dreams…”

~ BRIDES magazine, March / April 2019 edition

Photography – Jessica Reeve Photography –
Venue – Dorfold Hall
Stylist – For the Love of Weddings
Cake and illustration – Amy Swann
Stationery – By Moon and Tide
Florist – Lucy the Flower Hunter
Hair/makeup – Jodie A Smith
Hair Accessories – Clare Lloyd Accessories –
Dress – Emma Beaumont Atelier –
Tablescape linen and bridal bouquet ribbon – Kate Cullen –
Linen for styling stationery, shoes and cake – Lancaster and Cornish –
Shoes – Emmy London
Suit – Whitfield and Ward –
Chairs – Chairman Hire –
Models – Catherine Barrett & George Palmer
Tableware – Vintage Gold China –

Christmas is coming…

We’re getting our glitter ON this Friday in Manchester – with only 5 days to go until my Festive Modern Calligraphy Workshop the last few tickets are just £55!

You get to take home your calligraphy pen and nib, all the worksheets from the class, and some festive goodies… bauble gift tags, personalised cloche baubles which you will MAKE, and your very own, very special Christmas card!

Come and join us – last-minute tickets do tend to sell quickly and we have just four left!!

Calligraphy workshop tickets & info here

Calligraphy workshops SALE extended!! Save on my Manchester classes if you book by Friday!

What a week it’s been! So many lovely things to make and plan; so little time! As a thank you for all of your wonderful comments and for supporting my little calligraphy business, I am extending the sale of my 2019 calligraphy workshops until Friday!

SAVE 10% on any of these Manchester calligraphy workshops if you book BY FRIDAY*

Click on the links below to find out more and book your places!


Friday 22nd February 2019
Click for details – Absolute beginners’ introduction to modern calligraphy
Book your places

Saturday 27th April
Click for details – Wedding calligraphy workshop
Book your places

Friday 21st June
Brush lettering workshop
Book your places

Saturday 17th August
Intermediate modern calligraphy workshop
Book your places

*offer ends 30th November 2018 and is subject to availability – only 16 students per class in February and June, and 12 per class in April and August.

Gift vouchers are now available – if your order is a gift for someone, just let me know by including a note with their name when you order!

How to buy a calligraphy workshop as a GIFT EXPERIENCE!

Do you know someone who would love to do a modern calligraphy class? Have you been searching high and low for the perfect present for that creative person you love? Maybe they’ve already got a calligraphy set, but they’re not quite confident enough yet to really start writing….

A modern calligraphy experience makes the most wonderful gift. Spending a couple of hours in a lovely environment with likeminded people will be a treat – and I’m happy to say you can now book a modern calligraphy workshop with a GIFT VOUCHER so you actually have something to give on Christmas day.

It’s so easy to order a calligraphy workshop as a gift this Christmas.

  1. First of all, browse my list of calligraphy workshops for a date which suits you best.
  2. Then follow the link (or click from the list below) to find all the details for the workshop you’ve chosen.
  3. Please include a note when ordering to let me know the name of the person attending the workshop, as kits on the day will be personalised (I write everyone’s names by hand on their kits, so they have a little ‘present’ to open when they arrive!)
  4. Please also include the attendee’s name as a note when you order, and just ask me for a gift voucher in the post!
  5. Rather than sending you an e-ticket, I’ll print out a little information pack and gift voucher, pop them in a handwritten envelope and send your little package in the post to you! 

Click on the links below to find out more and book your places!


Friday 22nd February 2019
Click for details – Absolute beginners’ introduction to modern calligraphy
Book tickets

Saturday 27th April
Click for details – Wedding calligraphy workshop
Book tickets

Friday 21st June
Brush lettering workshop
Book tickets

Saturday 17th August
Intermediate modern calligraphy workshop
Book tickets

Friday 11th October
Modern calligraphy workshop
Book tickets

Saturday 30th November
Christmas calligraphy workshop
Book tickets

Happy Cyber Monday! Our sale is STILL ON!! 30% off family trees and more…

How was your weekend? We’ve been super busy with family tree orders so I’m delighted to say our sale has been extended for another day! This is your last chance to grab a beautiful gift for a reduced price in our Not On The High Street shop!

Save 30% with our Black Friday offer!

To order your modern calligraphy family tree and save 30% TODAY, simply follow this link:

We always thought traditional family tree diagrams were a little… uninspiring. So one day Amy painted this gorgeous spring tree – wonderfully detailed and with a pair of birds amongst the branches! We found a printer who could supply a lovely Italian textured paper. I sourced a new calligraphy ink and added names for our very first customer back in 2015… and the family tree’s success grew from there!

Writing these personalised family tree prints is a dream job. Every one is special – they’re often given as gifts for grandparents and distant relatives. They make gorgeous anniversary presents and of course, when families come together at Christmas they’re a hit with everyone!

NEW! – If you’re in the mood for something a little more festive, then our Christmas family tree is PERFECT! Painted by Amy and with handwritten names by me, the festive family tree is brand new on Not On The High Street and starts at £49. There’s space for up to 12 names on the Festive Family tree, or up to 24 names on our traditional family tree.

Simply click to buy –

Modern calligraphy family tree (save 30% TODAY only!)

Festive calligraphy family tree

Calligraphy cheat sheets and beautifully cheeky swears – 50% OFF!

Cheating at calligraphy is absolutely fine while you get to know your pens and begin to feel the rhythm of lettering. I even teach a section of my modern calligraphy workshops with cheat sheets – it really helps some students go on to make beautiful, shapely letters.

So earlier this year I designed some little cheat sheets which you can download and print from my Etsy shop, to help you practice.

And because I believe that calligraphy practice should be fun, there’s a selection of everything from modern calligraphy alphabets to creative swearing for you to write!

Today you can save 50% OFF all of my calligraphy cheat sheets when you order online. They’re NOW ONLY £1.34 PER SET!!!

Here’s a full list of my calligraphy cheat sheets for you to collect –

  1. Lower case letters a – m
  2. Lower case letters n – z
  3. Lower case words a – m
  4. Lower case words n – z
  5. Upper case letters A – M
  6. Upper case letters N – Z
  7. Joining letters
  8. Quotes and layouts
  9. Beautiful calligraphy swears

Each set includes a cover sheet, introduction, 2 cheat sheets, + 2 additional (darker) copies of cheat sheets for you to copy out freehand.

Click on the numbered links above to order – it’s that simple!

If you don’t have a calligraphy pen, ink or nib yet, take a look at my modern calligraphy set, which is perfect for beginners.

Save 20% on all my digital prints! Etsy sale extended until Friday 30th November

Creative types, we have something special for you today! Download your very own inspirational quote and print them at home for a daily reminder to live life to the full and feel amazing doing it!

I have a selection of digital downloadable calligraphy quotes in my Etsy shop, which are on sale until Friday 30th November.

You can save 20% on any of these calligraphy printables if you order today –

Happy girls are the prettiest – Audrey Hepburn quote – was £2 – now only £1.60

Find yourself and be that – was £4.90 – now only £3.92

Enjoy the little things – was £4.90 – now only £3.92

Do no harm but take no shit – was £2 – now only £1.60

Chase those dreams – was £4.90 – now only £3.92

Love where you live – was £4.90 – now only £3.92

You only fail when you stop trying – was £3 – now only £2.40

What if I fall? Oh but my darling, what if you fly? – Erin Hanson quote – was £3 – now only £2.40

Kindness changes everything – was £4.90 – now only £3.92

Be silly, be honest, be kind – was £4.90 – now only £3.92

Looking for something more personal? I can write a short quote and send it as a digital file especially for you – prices from £15

Hire me to write your favourite poem in calligraphy – prices from £30 depending on word count

Email me for custom order enquiries –