Online calligraphy tutorials from By Moon & Tide

Learn modern calligraphy at home, at your own pace and with help from a professional. I’ve been writing calligraphy for 20 years, and modern calligraphy since 2010. Writing beautiful letters is therapeutic and relaxing, and I’ll show you step by step how to practice and perfect your skills so you get the most from your …

Elegant modern wedding styling with white plates and an ivory napkin which has a calligraphy place name balanced on top

My step by step guide to ordering your wedding calligraphy

Wedding planning is like a rollercoaster or stepping stones where you’re leaping from one new experience to the next at what feels like a hundred miles an hour. There are venue visits where you’re led around a country mansion by someone who works there. (Imagine!) There are private menu tastings, zooms with photographers, personal appointments …

calligraphy leaves and names in metallic ink with pens and nibs and paints

Calligraphy workshops announcement – Spring 2024 and more!

I’m over the moon to have a full calendar of calligraphy workshops for 2024. Booking is open now for workshops around Cumbria – I’ve listed them here, with links for tickets. Advance booking is recommended, as most of these classes sold out last year! See the bottom of the page for locations map. 2024 modern …

Personalised family tree print

20 unique Christmas gift ideas for hard to buy for people!

My speciality is unique gift ideas for people who are hard to buy for. I LOVE Christmas shopping but I know every year there will be a couple of names on my Christmas shopping list who I’ve just drawn a blank on! It happens every time! older couples who have everything they need dads, granddads …

Silver tray of wedding place names in calligraphy with floral buttonholes for a wedding

How much does it cost to hire a calligrapher?

I’ve had some lovely calligraphy price enquiries this week, and taken some very exciting commissions. This afternoon will be spent painting flowers and writing some beautiful words. But this morning I wanted to answer one of your biggest questions: how much does it cost to hire a calligrapher? I’ll break down my current prices to …

How I make my personalised name baubles for Christmas

As embarrassing as this is, it tickles me that calligraphy baubles have taken six years for me to figure out. I can finally say this because I’ve launched my first collection of personalised baubles this year! To celebrate, I thought I’d share the journey with you, along with some tips on how to write your …

Calligraphy workshops, potatoes and wet pants

I’ve had the loveliest working weekend, starting on Friday at Beetham Nurseries and finishing at Shed 1 Gin on Sunday afternoon. These were my autumn-themed calligraphy classes, with fab people who took to calligraphy like ducks to water. We wrote trick or treat, we flourished wildly, loved and hated z and b, and one of …

Introducing… my beautifully gift boxed modern calligraphy set

The prettiest box, beautiful sketch floral design, and a bunch of calligraphy videos… This one’s for the ladies… or anyone who likes delicate, pretty things! Stationery fans will LOVE it! Unboxing this modern calligraphy gift set is a treat. The slimline, hinged gift box has shiny gold lettering – it’s a place to always keep …