This day was my definition of an ideal Saturday: sit and do calligraphy for hours in a beautiful, sunny setting surrounded by some wonderful women. The beautiful brunch titled “The Lost Art of letter Writing” for women who write, was organised by HomeGrown in the perfect location possible—the courtyard of Olive Bar and Kitchen.
I wrote postcards for the women, names on paper doilies, dabbled in wax-seals, lettered on black-boards and met some amazing women.
If you want to start learning copperplate calligraphy, but don't know which tools to buy or where to find an oblique holder in India, or which nibs and ink to use, this is your guide. With links to the tools on Amazon.in.
The guideline sheets best for you depend on your familiarity with the copperplate script. Beginners need more descriptive larger guidelines, while advanced students need a no-fuss one. There's a LOT of options available online, each a little different. Here's 3 of the best free printable PDFs for each stage of your progress, including my own custom sheet.
Japan is a wonderland for stationery lovers. I did a lot of online research before going and then hunted down every single store on my must-go list. So if you're going to Tokyo, these are my best recommendations, from the most famous to hidden gems, with a lot of photos.
Now that I have 4 different Procreate brushes in the Shop, I've made a bundle out of them, so you can get all 4 hand-crafted calligraphy brushes for ₹170—12.5% less than their cumulative price. These are all brushes I use myself in all my projects.