I have loved lettering & calligraphy for a long time, so a few weeks ago I decided to give it a try! I did some research, bought some tools, and have been practicing ever since :) For those of you wanting to try calligraphy too, I gathered all my favourite resources to help you get started!
The Year of Lettering
is full of gorgeous inspiration, but she
too! I found her resources invaluable when I was looking to buy my own.
Molly Jacques Modern Calligraphy Course on
(If you sign up with the link above, we both get a free month!)
From how to hold the calligraphy pen, to forming letters, to supplies you'll need & worksheets to help, Molly Jacques shares it all! And it was so handy to visually SEE someone doing everything, rather than just a photo.
Besotted Blog -
I think I purchased almost all of the nibs mentioned in that post, simply because I didn't know where else to start! Tristan also shared a few of her favourite supplies
If you're in the Toronto area, Ashley has held two calligraphy workshops already with Post Calligraphy & The Paper Place, and with all the interest there's bound to be more!
Scarlet & Gold -
I haven't taken their webinar yet (coming soon!) but their
is always full of inspiration :)
Your favourite calligraphers
I'm not suggesting copying these calligraphy greats, but many of them have kits to purchase with all their favourites, or teach classes you can attend! I love the behind-the-scenes sneak peeks many of them share :)
(I love her
Or your favourite
There are so many styles of calligraphy, and sometimes visualizing them through a font can help you find your favourite style & narrow down your practice.
Where to buy
And all this help is no use if you can't purchase anything :) I bought all my supplies (minus the paper) from
. Their prices are good, shipping was quick & there's just so much fun stuff to look at! You might even have a local arts store that sells calligraphy so be sure to check those out too.
If you're diving into the art of calligraphy too, let me know your favourite resources! I love this community because we can all learn together & support creative endeavours.
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