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  • The Lettering Arts Trust
    September 6, 2018

    The Lettering Arts Trust

    Scribblers is committed to developing the traditional art of calligraphy.  So we are delighted, therefore, to support the Lettering Arts Trust, a charity dedicated to supporting the lettering arts, from calligraphy to letter carving. This year the Lettering Arts Trust...

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  • When things go wrong… Dealing with it
    June 19, 2018

    When things go wrong… Dealing with it

    There’s a whole article on reducing the chances of things going wrong, but sometimes with the best care we still find something has gone awry. When you notice something has gone wrong, often the best thing to do is go and...

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  • Calligraphy Projects - Planning for Success
    May 26, 2018

    Calligraphy Projects - Planning for Success

    Things going wrong – it happens. It’s part of developing our calligraphy. And it’s not the end of the world.   This article is going to look at ideas for reducing the chances of something going wrong. Of course it’s...

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  • Your Local Calligraphy Group Needs You!
    January 13, 2018

    Your Local Calligraphy Group Needs You!

    As a visitor to this page, we will assume that calligraphy is of interest to you. Maybe you’re just thinking about taking it up, or you’re a keep amateur, or perhaps it’s even part of your job. On the whole,...

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  • Dealing with Ink and Paper Problems
    May 18, 2016

    Dealing with Ink and Paper Problems

    Every calligrapher will have experienced a fabulous moment – however fleeting –  when all the materials (paper, nib, ink) are in harmony, and the letters are forming miraculously on the page! When it doesn’t feel like that – when it’s...

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  • Why Won’t My Pen Write Well?
    April 9, 2016

    Why Won’t My Pen Write Well?

    As a calligrapher, you’ll have (hopefully) experienced the feeling of your writing tool gliding across the paper, leaving beautiful marks behind it as it goes.On other days, your relationship with the pen feels less like a sensual dance, and more...

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  • What Can I Put In My Pen?
    February 15, 2016

    What Can I Put In My Pen?

    If you use a fountain pen, or a cartridge pen, then because of the delicate mechanisms it’s best to stick with the inks recommended for them (which certainly means staying well away from waterproof inks.) But …. If you use...

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  • 5 Tips for Learning a New Script
    December 29, 2015

    5 Tips for Learning a New Script

    Perhaps you have a little spare time coming up, and you’d like to use it to learn a new calligraphy script? A little aside on the terminology: in calligraphy, instead of saying  font, we say script. This is because fonts are only...

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  • Ideas for Christmas Cards
    November 22, 2015

    Ideas for Christmas Cards

    Stuck for ideas for making Christmas cards? Perhaps you’d like to create a batch of hand made cards, but you don’t want it to become a chore. Choose just one of your calligraphy tools – one edged pen, a brush...

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