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Discover the beauty of calligraphy - the art of fine writing!

In our tech-overloaded lives, more and more people are realising the benefit of picking up a pen again and creating something beautiful.

Calligraphy is a hobby, but above that - an art form.

And it’s one that we, at Plume Leaf Calligraphy Studio, intend to help flourish. Join Us!

Learn Western Calligraphy Styles!

Foundation Hand

Typically, Foundation Hand is one of the first calligraphy styles people study when they are learning calligraphy. Sometimes also called "Bookhand," it's one of the most basic styles and one that is very easy to read.

Roman Writing

Also called the "Rustic Capitals", this style of calligraphy features only capital letters. They are chunky and not particularly uniform, giving them an ancient and appealing look.

Blackletter Script

Also known as "Gothic Script," this style involves thick letters. It's a good choice for something you plan to hang on the wall since the viewer can take his or her time reading the text.

Arabic Calligraphy Styles

Kufic Script

The original form of Arabic calligraphy, Kufic Script focuses heavily on horizontal motions and geometric patterns. It also features marks over the letters, sometimes created in contrasting red ink. Today, Kufic Script is popular for stone carving or heavy ornamental work.

Naskh Script

During the 10th century the Naskh Script, a type of cursive writing, replaced the more difficult Kufic Script. Naskh Script involves delicate, thin lines and is easy to read. Today it is the basis for most Arabic print scripts. You can use Naskh Script to create Arabic correspondence, beautifully reproduce a poem, or for any other purpose.

Tools That Are Useful For Calligraphy

Brush pens!

The brush pens are the easiest tool to start with. The reason is that the brush pen has a flexible (felt) nib which allows you to create nice thick and thin lines with ease.

Traditional dip pens

Traditional dip pens consist of two parts – the nib and the holder. The holder can either be straight or oblique. Working with dip pens takes a bit longer to learn. When you work with a dip pen you need to hold it at a specific angle for the tines of the nib to open up equally, thus creating a thicker stroke (aka shade). It will also help you avoid your tip getting stuck in the paper when you create hairlines (thin upstrokes).

The Pencil

This tool is an essential part of any calligraphy toolbox. In modern calligraphy we are mainly using the pencil to sketch out rough concepts and create guidelines.

Carl Whittaker

Founder of Plume Leaf Calligraphy Studio

Of all the numerous hobbies out there, I would argue that calligraphy is amongst the most beautiful. With us you will learn to letter beautiful envelopes, invitations, save-the-dates, love letters, scrapbook layouts and more.

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