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Sunday, 15 March 2015

Quill London | Modern Calligraphy Workshop

As a late 21st birthday treat to myself I thought it'd be fun to do the Quill London Modern Calligraphy Workshop. I set off bright & early on Saturday morning to catch my train to London and arrived at The Blacksmith & Toffeemaker   like twenty minutes late because I'm an idiot and got lost fashionably late, eager to get started. 
The venue was so quaint - the perfect setting for an afternoon of making beautiful things. 
Upon my arrival I was greeted by Lucy from Quill before Imogen talked me through the basics of using the nib. We used a Nikko G nib, Higgins Eternal Ink and High White Wove paper - and we got to keep it all! 
Imogen started us off by getting us to create o's, u's and squillgy things (that's official term don't you know) before trying to form words. We were given a guide to practice tracing the alphabet and then had a go at writing them free hand! 
Once we got the hang of it we moved onto writing words, and little phrases - Imogen even showed us how to do little flourishes! She is so talented and every demo she gave was incredible - she's a truly skilled calligrapher. 
There were also little nibbles provided for us to help ourselves to - I couldn't resist a slice of lemon cheesecake! Everything looked so yummy. 
Lucy also had a few bits from Quill London's shop on sale so I snapped up a polka dot journal from Sugar Paper LA and some gold heart stickers.
Before I knew it the day was over and I was on the train home. Thank you to Quill London for such a lovely day! I am considering going to the Level 2 workshop later in the year and will definitely be practicing. I've even bought some gold ink to experiment with!
Are you a March baby?


Ciao x



                                                                        - A x 
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  1. Looks like a brilliant day. I'd love to learn calligraphy x

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    1. I'd definitely recommend the workshop. Thinking of doing more :)

      - A x

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